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Cuernavaca

(kwārnävä`kä), city (1990 pop. 279,187), capital of Morelos state, S Mexico, in the Cuernavaca Valley. Increasingly a suburb of Mexico City (to the north), Cuernavaca has flour mills and beverage, textile, and cement industries. It is also a popular tourist and health resort. In the city are beautiful churches, monasteries, a 16th-century Franciscan convent, a palace built by Hernán Cortés and decorated with murals by Diego Rivera, and a formal garden that was frequented by Emperor Maximilian and Empress Carlotta. Nearby is the Toltec ruin, Xochicalco, built over limestone caves.
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Cuernavaca

 

a city in central Mexico, in the southern part of the Meseta Central, the administrative center of Morelos State. Population, 134,100 (1970). Cuernavaca is linked with Mexico City by a railroad and highway. Industries include food processing, textiles, and silver handicrafts. The city is a mountain climatic resort and a tourist center famous for its colonial architecture. Noteworthy sites include the Aztec pyramid of Teopanzolco with the ruins of two temples, the Franciscan Monastery (mid-16th century), Cortés’ palace (1530–33), and churches and chapels dating from the 16th through the 18th century. There are also 20th-century hotels.

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Cuernavaca

a city in S central Mexico, capital of Morelos state: resort with nearby Cacahuamilpa Caverns. Pop.: 723 000 (2005 est.)
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(1) Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Laboratorio de Sistematica y Morfologia, Avenida Universidad 1001, Colonia Chamilpa, 62209 Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Departamento de Zoolog?a, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
"Just imagine how well we could do if we could sell these plants in the United States," Diana Esquivel, financial manager of Finaflor Nurseries in Cuernavaca, Morelos state, said in an interview with the Arizona Republic in 2004.
A lectotype is designated for Centruroides elegans edentulus Werner 1939, originally described from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ([dagger]) Texas Department of Health, Harlingen, Texas, USA; ([double dagger]) Cameron County Health Department, San Benito, Texas, USA; Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA; ([paragraph]) Centro de Investigaciones sobre Enfermeclades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico