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Iztapalapa or Ixtapalapa (both: ēstäpäläˈpä) [key], city (1990 pop. 1,490,499), Federal District, S central Mexico. It is a commercial and industrial center. Iztapalapa was founded on the site of an important pre-Colombian city.

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