Cuauhtémoc is one of the 16 territorial demarcations in which Mexico City is divided, bordering the north with the territorial demarcations of Azcapotzalco and Gustavo A. Madero, to the south with Iztacalco and Benito Juárez, to the west with Miguel Hidalgo and to the east with Venustiano Carranza. It is his name a recognition to tlatoani mexica Cuauhtémoc, who fought in the battle of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. This demarcation covers a total of 34 colonies. The Cuauhtémoc City Hall is the heart of Mexico City, and in it is its Historic Center. The constructions that are in the colony are of great antiquity, with a life time of up to 500 years or more.
There are clear examples of buildings called neighborhoods, although many of these are no longer inhabited. The head of the mayor's office is in the Buenavista neighborhood. The surface of the delegation is 32.44 square kilometers, which represents 2.1% of the total area of Mexico City. The population amounts to 521 348 inhabitants. Since October 2018, the mayor is Néstor López Nuñez. The land of the mayor's office is flat for the most part, with a slight slope to the southwest of it and an average altitude of 2 230 meters above sea level. The land is delimited by two piped rivers: the rivers of La Piedad and Consulado, now part of the Interior Circuit. Approximately 5 million people pass through the Cuauhtémoc city hall.