Coyoacán is one of the 16 territorial demarcations of Mexico City and is located in the geographical center of this. Its territory covers 54.4 square kilometers, which corresponds to 3.6% of the territory of the country's capital, and is located southeast of the basin of Mexico. The highest part corresponds to the hill Zacatépetl, in the southwest of the demarcation, where the area of Los Pedregales is also located. The entire territory of Coyoacanense is urbanized, but within it there are important green areas such as the Ecological Reserve of Pedregal de San Ángel, the Viveros de Coyoacán and University City of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, declared in 2007 as a World Heritage Site.
It is a place with a high concentration of cultural and tourist infrastructure. Within it are the headquarters of educational institutions in Mexico, such as the aforementioned UNAM and the Autonomous Metropolitan University. It houses venues such as the National Museum of Interventions, the Anahuacalli Museum, the National Museum of Watercolor, the House of Leon Trotsky Museum, the Automobile Museum, the Frida Kahlo Museum, the University Museum of Contemporary Art and the University Cultural Center. The historical center of Coyoacán is one of the intellectual and bohemian neighborhoods of the Mexican capital. Numerous national and foreign public figures - artists, intellectuals and politicians - have had their residence in Coyoacán or its neighborhoods.