Ecatepec de Morelos


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Ecatepec de Morelos

(ākätāpĕk` dā mōrā`lōs), city (1990 pop. 1,218,135), Mexico state, S central Mexico. It is an industrial center. Ecatepec was the site of an Aztec kingdom established in the 12th cent. The Mexican revolutionary hero Morelos y PavónMorelos y Pavón, José María
, 1765–1815, Mexican leader in the revolution against Spain, a national hero. He was, like Hidalgo y Costilla, a liberal priest.
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 was executed by the Spanish at Ecatepec in 1815; a monument to him stands in the city.