Azcapotzalco


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Azcapotzalco

(äskäpōtsäl`kō), city (1990 pop. 473,476), S Mexico, in the Federal District. An important rail center, with railroad yards, it is the terminus of mail and cargo traffic. Azcapotzalco's cattle industry supplies the bulk of Mexico City's dairy products. Other industries include auto assembling, oil refining, and the manufacture of textiles, paper, and records. The city was a leading cultural center in the pre-Columbian period. During Mexico's War of Independence, it was the site (1821) of a major battle in which loyalist troops were forced to retreat by the revolutionary soldiers. Azcapotzalco is noted for its baroque colonial architecture and its 18th-century churches.
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A survey to obtain information about how undergraduates use web resources and cell phones was designed and applied to a stratified sample of students from 17 Undergraduate programs that are offered at the Campus Azcapotzalco of the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM-A).
En cuanto a los tipos de habitat, en las areas testigo estan representadas colonias populares, fraccionamientos perifericos de clase media, unidades habitacionales de interes social, colonias de nivel alto situadas en la ciudad central, pueblos conurbados y una antigua cabecera administrativa (Azcapotzalco) que evoluciono, al igual que otras mas connotadas (los centros de Coyoacan y Tlalpan, por ejemplo) a partir de una antigua villa originalmente independiente de la Ciudad de Mexico.
The industrial development plan, which mainly focuses on Mexico City's northern Azcapotzalco district, aims to tackle one of Mexico's most enduring paradoxes.