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Toluca Region

Region XIII (Spanish: Región 13. Toluca) is an intrastate region within the State of Mexico, one of 16. It lies in the center of the state. The region comprises twelve municipalities (see below). [1] It is largely rural.


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  1. "Regiones y Municipios | Comité de Planeación para el Desarrollo del Estado de México".