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Naucalpan, officially Naucalpan de Juárez, is a city and municipality located just northwest of Mexico City in adjoining State of Mexico. The name Naucalpan comes from Nahuatl and means “place of the four neighborhoods or four houses. “de Juárez was added to the official name in 1874 in honor of Benito Juárez. The history of the area begins with the Tlatilica who settled on the edges of the Hondo River between 1700 and 600 B.C.E., but it was the Aztecs who gave it its current name when they dominated it from the 15th century until the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. Naucalpan claims to be the area where Hernán Cortés rested on the “Noche Triste” as they fled Tenochtitlan in 1520, but this is disputed. It is the home of the Virgin of Los Remedios, a small image of the Virgin Mary which is strongly associated with the Conquest and is said to have been left here. Today, the city of Naucalpan is actually larger than the municipality itself, with part of it extending into neighboring Huixquilucan Municipality. It is a major center of industry in Mexico. It is, however, best known as the location of Ciudad Satélite, a development from the 1960s and the site of the Toreo de Cuatro Caminos bullring, which was recently demolished. The only unurbanized areas of the municipality are the Los Remedios National Park and a number of ejidos, however, the lack of housing has put serious pressure on these areas.


Is Naucalpan in Mexico on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. After your splendid visit to Naucalpan, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Mexico City. Mexico City is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Muse De Templo Mayor, Chapultepec Castle, Zocalo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Naucalpan.

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Facts and Stats for Naucalpan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Naucalpan

    Know the pollution level of Naucalpan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 82.64 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 72.69 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.64 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.18 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.77 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 63.28 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.29 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.46 (Moderate)
  • Naucalpan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Naucalpan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Naucalpan.

    • Burglary and Theft 60.36 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 76.04 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 79.1 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 65.27 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.26 (High)
    • Attacks 60.73 (High)
    • Drug offense 67.92 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 49.59 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 19.92 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50.52 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.44 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 74.15 (High)
  • Living in Naucalpan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Naucalpan is 93.94 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 32.51 (Low)
    • Climate Index 92.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 85.14 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51.55 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.31 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.69 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.18 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 53.67 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Naucalpan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Naucalpan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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