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Ecatepec de Morelos

San Cristobal Ecatepec de Morelos is a city in the State of Mexico and the seat of the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos; however, both the city and the municipality are simply known as "Ecatepec". The name "Ecatepec" is derived from Nahuatl, and means "windy hill". It was also an alternative name or invocation to Quetzalcoatl. "Morelos" is the last name of the hero of the Mexican War of Independence (Jose Maria Morelos).

The city is practically co-extensive with the municipality with the city's population of 1,687,549 being 99.9% of the total municipal population of 1,688,258. "San Cristobal" (Saint Christopher) is the city's patron saint, whose feast day is celebrated on July 25 of each year.

Points of interest include the newest Catholic Cathedral in Mexico, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, several colonial era churches and the colonal edifice Casa de los virreyes.