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Cuer•na•va•caˌkwɛr nəˈvɑ kə(n.)

  1. the capital of Morelos, in central Mexico. 357,600.

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  1. Cuernavaca

    Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Cuernavaca is recognized as the "Beverly Hills of Mexico". The city is known for its perfect weather and that from any elevation in the city one can see that many of the homes have swimming pools. It was established at the archaeological site of Gualupita I by the Olmec, "the mother culture" of Mesoamerica, approximately 3200 years ago. The city also is located about 85 km south of Mexico City on the D-95 freeway. The city was nicknamed the "City of Eternal Spring" by Alexander von Humboldt in the nineteenth century. It has long been a favorite escape for Mexico City and foreign visitors because of this warm, stable climate and abundant vegetation. Aztec emperors had summer residences there, and even today, many famous people as well as Mexico City residents maintain homes there. Considering its location of just a 30 minutes drive from Mexico City, Cuernavaca traditionally has been a center of Mexican society and glamour, with many of the country's wealthy citizens owning sprawling mansions and haciendas in this cultural haven. Cuernavaca is also host to a large foreign resident population, including large numbers of students who come to study the Spanish language.

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