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Tlalpan, Mexico City

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Bosque (Some rights reserved)

Mexico City – Spotlight on the delegation, aka neighborhood of Tlapan

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Wikipedia: Tlalpan is one of the 16 administrative boroughs (called “delegaciones” in Spanish) of the Federal District of Mexico City. It is the largest borough, with over eighty percent under conservation as forest and other ecologically sensitive area. The rest, almost all of it on the northern edge, has been urban since the mid-20th century. When it was created in 1928, it was named after the most important settlement of the area, Tlalpan, which is referred to as “Tlalpan center” (Tlalpan centro) to distinguish it from the borough.


Bosque = Forest
One of Mexico City’s more substantial city parks, the Bosque del Tlalpan (Tlalpan Forest) has been a protected natural zone since 1997. It is located in the Pedregal de San Ángel, a rocky area created from the eruption of the Xitle volcano two thousand years ago.



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