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municipio ("municipality"), northeastern Federal District, central Mexico. It is situated at an elevation of 7,418 feet (2,261 m) in the Valley of Mexico. Iztacalco was once simply the commercial centre of an agricultural (corn [maize], beans, oats, and alfalfa) and livestock-raising region, but, with the growth of the federal capital, it has become part of Mexico City. Among the industries in the area are canneries, chemical plants, and factories producing cardboard, mattresses, furniture, and hats. It is also known for its market. Iztacalco is easily accessible by highway, railroad, and air. Pop. (1990 prelim.) 448,357.

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