Tulancingo, Hidalgo in Mexico is a city of over 150,000 people about 90km (70 miles) northeast of Mexico City at an elevation of 7,200 feet. It includes the Huapalcalco archeological site (645 BCE), which was the forerunner to the Teotihuacan civilization that built the giant pyramids about 40 miles away. The name Tulancingo derives from the Nahuatl (Aztec) words “tule” and “tzintle” which mean “in or behind the reeds.” That is represented in its Aztec glyph shown on the right.
Tulancingo is designated a National Entrepreneur City (Logo on right) for the years 2012-2016 and is demonstrating incredible technological and infrastructure growth.
Tulancingo was selected as Pleasanton's Sister City because of their many similarities: both are medium sized, middle class cities, not necessarily tourist destinations - but close to many interesting sites in their respective countries. The climates are similar, agriculture is not far away, and both are just 60-90 minutes to major airports.
Visit the Tulancingo City website: http://www.tulancingo.gob.mx/
Neighbors: Within an hours drive, often less, are many interesting sites for visitors: Teotihuacan (Pyramids of the Sun), Pachuca (Capital of the State of Hidalgo, National Footbal Museum/Hall of Fame), Haciendas, Huapalcalco Archaelogical site... and just a little further (90 minutes), the capital, Mexico City! Click on these pictures below or on the 'Regional Photos' link in the footer for many more.