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Coordinates: 20°07′47″N99°13′43″W / 20.12972°N 99.22861°W / 20.12972; -99.22861
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seatTlahuelilpan
  Total31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
  Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

Tlahuelilpan (Spanish pronunciation:  [tlaweˈlilpan] ; Nahuatl languages : Tlaualilpan, lit. 'place where the lands are irrigated') [1] is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 31.3 km2 (12.1 sq mi). As of the 2010 census, the municipality had a total population of 17,153. [2]


On January 18, 2019, the town was the site of a deadly pipeline explosion, killing 130 people and causing 48 injuries. [3] [4] On March 24, 2019, a new leak from a clandestine gasoline operation was detected two months after the explosion that left 135 dead. [5]

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  2. "Tlahuelilpan". Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. Valenzuela, Luisa García (2019-01-22). "Asciende a 96 cifra de muertos por explosión en Tlahuelilpan". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. "Mexico pipeline blast kills 79 and injures dozens more". BBC News. 2019-01-20. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  5. "Detectan nueva fuga de gasolina en Tlahuelilpan" [New gas leak detected in Tlahuelilpan] (in Spanish). La Prensa. March 24, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2019.