Tultepec on the map of Mexico
|City Presidency||Ramón Sergio Luna Cortés|
The name Tultepec is of Aztec origin and means "on the hill of Tule".
The city is known for its fireworks industry and the annual festival of fireworks, the Feria Nacional de la Pirotecnia . On December 20, 2016, a series of explosions occurred in the fireworks market in San Pablito, Santiago Teyahualco, just south of Tultepec. Most of the market stalls and pyrotechnic articles would be destroyed. As of December 21, 2016, 32 people were killed and around 70 others injured. Already in 2005 and 2006 there were - less serious - serious explosions and fires.
Tultepec is the home of the Urbán family of musicians, known in Mexico, from which the concert organist Víctor Urbán (* 1934) also comes. The sculptor and painter Miguel Hernández Urbán (* 1936), who initiated the annual symposium for sculptures made of stainless steel in 1992, is also one of Tultepec's sons.
- Numerous deaths in explosions in the pyrotechnics market. Spiegel Online, December 21, 2016, accessed the same day.
- Devastating explosion at the fireworks market in Mexico orf.at, December 21, 2016, accessed December 21, 2016.
- Sveb Noticias: Explosion en mercado de cohetes de San Pablito, Tultepec Estado de México YouTube video (2:58), December 20, 2016, accessed December 21, 2016.
- En photos: la devastación después del incendio que arrasó con el mercado San Pablito, en Tultepec, México bbc.com, December 21, 2016, accessed December 23, 2016. - Photo report.