Ecatepec Mexico Intercontinental Hotel
Ecatepec de Morelos was once officially a city and community in the state of Mexico, and almost half of the population of 99,934 lived in the capital, Ciudad Juarez.
The total municipality was 157.34 km2 and Ecatepec de Morelos had a population of about 1.5 million people, making it one of the largest municipalities in the state of Mexico. It is located on the border between Mexico City and Ciudad Juarez, the second largest city in Mexico, and has a total area of 1.5 million hectares, which is administered by the following communities: Ecatespec, El Puebla, Ezequiel, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Pachuca, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi and Tijuana.
Plaza Las Americas shopping centre is located in Ecatepec, on the outskirts of the city, just a few hundred metres from the city centre.
The human settlement of Ecatepec de Morelos is located in a long valley between the Sierra Madre de Dios and the river San Cristobal. The remains of the earliest human settlement in the area were found on the nearby Cerro Hill de Ecatespec. The remains of mammoths were found in the Sanristobal Ejidos Colonia, where the ancient lakes of Xaltocan, Ecatedpec and Texcoco meet and where the Aztecs built a dam to separate the two lakes. Until 1560 it was considered an Indian Republic, which allowed each village to maintain a certain degree of autonomy and to hold a number of Tlatoani chiefs.
The name stands for the hill, the face of the wind god as represented by the hills, faces and wind gods, and the river San Cristobal as water of life.