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Ciudad Lopez Mateos
Ciudad Lopez Mateos is a city in the State of Mexico, Mexico and the seat of the municipality called Atizapan de Zaragoza. The municipality takes its name from the nahuatl word Atizapan, which is formed by three words: "a-tl", which means "water", "tiza-tl", which means "white clay" and "ipan", which means "over" or "place over" in a metaphorical form. Finished this, the name means "Place over clay waters". Atizapan is located east from Toluca, and inside the Greater Mexico City limits.
The city was previously named Atizapan de Zaragoza, but the official name was changed after president Adolfo Lopez Mateos who was born in that town. However, the city is still known as Atizapan. There were 471,904 inhabitants counted with the 2005 census. It is the seventh-largest city in the state. The city is the municipal seat of the municipality of Atizapan de Zaragoza, and for all practical purposes is coextensive with it.
During the French Intervention, General Ignacio Zaragoza stayed here, and used the town for the gathering of weapons.
This was the hometown of Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, and a mausoleum was built in his memory in downtown Atizapan.