In fact, it’s named for the original settlement of Santa María Aculco, and stands on what was a tiny island, likely surrounded by at least some chinampa floating fields.
The Nahuatl name refers to the twists in the water here. The name is used also in La Magdalena Contreras, but there referring to the water in the river. Here, we’re talking about currents in the ancient Lake Texcoco. Note the 1521 map here.
In Iztapalapa, we encounter many of the oldest peoples to inhabit the Valley of Mexico. That makes a trip to the 15 original towns and villages that much more interesting.
In 2019, Metro Aculco saw just under 10,000 passengers a day.