Morelos is (1869 made ​​), located directly south of the capital, a central state of Mexico. It has 4950 km ² and about 1.6 million inhabitants and is the second smallest state in Mexico. Capital is Cuernavaca. It was named after José María Morelos state, a hero of the Revolutionary War.

Thanks to its favorable climatic situation are many spa towns in Morelos. In addition to Cuernavaca is the most famous Cuautla.

Morelos is also the home state of Emiliano Zapata. The U.S. feature film A Mules for Sister Sara was shot in Morelos.