Tepoztlan ( Spanish Tepoztlán ) is a village and the administrative center of the eponymous municipality in the Mexican state of Morelos . The population, according to the 2010 census, was 14,130 people.
|Mayor||Gabino Rios Hedillo (CONT) |
|History and geography|
|Center height||1703 m|
|Population||14,130  people ( 2010 )|
|Telephone code||+52 739|
The name Tepoztlán comes from the Nahuatl language and can be translated as: a copper place .
The settlement Tepoztlán was founded next to the ancient Aztec fortified settlement Teposteko . The first mention of it dates back to 1441 , when it was conquered by Montezuma I.
In 1521, Hernan Cortes burned half the houses of the settlement in order to intimidate the leaders of other settlements  .