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Tlalpan is the largest of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexico's Federal District (Mexico City) is divided. Tlalpan is home of Ajusco, a volcanic mountain peak and National Park, one of the highest mountains in Mexico City.
Niño Jesús, Jardines en la Montaña, Miguel Hidalgo, Santa Úrsula Xitle and Pedregal de San Nicolás are some of the "colonias" (neighborhoods) into which Tlalpan is divided. In Tlalpan the main indigenous language was Nahuatl, but it is not spoken nowadays because of the cultural development of Mexico City.
Culture and Entertainment
Six Flags Mexico is located inside Tlalpan (Carretera Picacho-Ajusco). Inside Bosque de Tlalpan "La Casa de la Cultura" (House of Culture - A museum and theater where different cultural shows and exhibits are continuously presented) is located. Bosque de Tlalpan also features many jogging and hiking trails, as well as numerous newly-constructed picnic shelters throughout this beautiful forest. Spring-time blankets the forest floor with dozens of varieties of colourful wildflowers.
Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de Mexico (Monterrey's Technology Institute, Mexico City Campus), one of Mexico's best universities, is located inside Tlalpan. It has around 12,000 students.
U.P.N., the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional is located in Tlalpan's north-west section on Blvd Picacho al Ajusco, next to the smaller Colegio de Mexico. UPN is the country's national university for training teachers, and has more than 30 campuses nationwide; this campus in Mexico City is UPN's largest, with over 25,000 students.
Tlalpan is one of the safest delegaciones in the greater Mexico City area, according 2002 crime statistics and still one of the less expensive for real estate prices.
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