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Cuernavaca, Morelos
City and Municipality
Cuernavaca City
Cuernavaca City
Coat of arms of Cuernavaca, Morelos
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "City of Eternal Spring"
Country Mexico
State Morelos
Founded 1200 AD
Municipal Status 1821
Area
 • Municipality 151.2 km2 (58.4 sq mi)
Elevation (of seat) 1,510 m (4,950 ft)
Population (2005) Municipality
 • Municipality 349,102
 • Seat 332,197
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code (of seat) 62000
Area code(s) 777
Website (in Spanish) /Official site

Cuernavaca (; "near the woods", ) is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. It was established by the Olmec, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately 3,200 years ago and is designated as the archaeological site of Gualupita I . The city is located south of Mexico City, from which it may be reached after a drive of approximately 1½ hours using the D-95 Freeway.


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