Acatlán de Juárez

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Acatlán de Juárez
Municipality an ceety
Location o the municipality in Jalisco
Acatlán de Juárez is located in Mexico
Acatlán de Juárez
Acatlán de Juárez
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°14′N 103°32′W / 20.233°N 103.533°W / 20.233; -103.533
Kintra  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 166.68 km2 (64.36 sq mi)
Elevation 1,393 m (4,570 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 22,540

Acatlán de Juárez is a toun an municipality, in Jalisco in central-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 166.68 km².

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 22,540.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first settlers in the region wur memmers o a tribe that wis established in Cocula, They wur defeatit bi the Purepecha in 1509.

In the year o 1550 the aurie for the first time attained the first level o a municipality, unner the pouer o the viceroy o the New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza.[1] Durin his rule he encountered discontent wi fowk in Zacoalco de Torres, Ahualulco an Ameca. In the first hauf o the 17t century the Augustinians built a temple dedicatit tae Santa Ana, kent the day as the "Parroquia de Santa Ana".

In 1825 the aurie fell unner the canton o Sayula. In 1858, Benito Juárez, in his journey through these launds, stayed at the inn in the toun o Acatlán de Juárez, awned bi Miguel Gomez. Durin his short stay, he wis killed at the hands o the conservatives, an dee'd savin the pastor of the place, Meliton Gutierrez Vargas.[1] On 22 Mairch o 1906, bi decree 1158, the name o the earlier veelage chyngit its name frae Santa Ana Acatlan tae Acaltán de Juarez, an acquired the toun status.[1]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Acatlán de Juárez is locatit in the centre o Jalisco state atween the coordinates 20° 14'30 "north latitude an 103° 32'30" wast langitude at an altitude of 1,393 metres abuin sea level.

The municipality is bordered on the north bi the municipalities o Tala an Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, tae the east bi the municipalities o Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jocotepec an Zacoalco de Torres tae the sooth wi the municipalities o Zacoalco de Torres an Villa Corona, an tae the wast bi the municipalities o Villa Corona an Tala.

Approximately 57% o the laund aurie is flat, especially in the middle east, wast an sooth o the municipality wi its characteristic glens. The primary agricultural aurie at some 39% are locatit tae the north an east, wi altitudes o 1,400 an 1,500 m. Thare are some hilly auries accoontin for just 4% o the laund aurie which lees tae the sooth-east an north-wast at altitudes that reach the 2.200 m.

The municipality belangs tae the hydrological basin kent as Lerma-Chapala-Santiago.[2] Its watter resources are providit bi the Acatlán River an the springs El Cajón del Muerto an Charco Verde.[1] In addeetion, several smaw streams flow in the rainy saison, the Hurtado, Presa Chica an Bordo de San Gerardo.

The climate is dry wi a dry winter an spring, semi-wairm in the winter saison. The average annual temperatur is 20.5 °C, wi an average annual rainfaw o 714.7 mm an can reach up tae 1.100, wi the hiviest rainfaw in Julie an August. Prevailin winds flow in the easterly direction.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agriculture is the primary activity in the municipality, with crops such as sugarcane, maize, beans, peanuts, sunflower and tomato.[1] Livestock is also a main economic activity with the rearing of cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses, rabbits and hives. Sugar and alcohol production are of note.[1] The town has a wide variety of commercial establishments and provides services to tourists.[1]

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The form o govrenment is democratic unner the state an Federal elections are held ivery 3 years, which elects the mayor an his cabinet. The current mayor is Luis Carrillo Bueno, an activist o the Mexican Labour Pairty, an wis electit in the elections o 2 Julie 2006.[3]

The municipality haes 27 veelages, the maist important Acatlan de Juárez (toun), Bellavista, El Plan, San Jose de los Pozos, San Pedro Valencia, an Villa de los Niños.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Virgen de guadalupe2.jpg Juan-Diego.jpg
Oor Lady o Guadalupe Juan Diego

Hintle o the airchitecutr in the municipality is stane wirk datin back tae the 1850s. The toun contains the "Benito Juárez" airts an crafts museum. A releegious festival is celebratit on 26 Julie 26 in honor o St. Anne, the patron saunt o the ceety.[1] It is customary on 11 Dizember each year tae licht bonfires at nicht alang the streets an aw, tae commemorate the veesion o Oor Lady o Guadalupe tae Juan Diego.[1]

Local cuisine includes the Birria goat, Carnitas beef, pork an beans an sweets kent as Encalada flour fritters an ponteduro.[1] Guarapo, a fruit cane juice an fruit punch are common beverages.

Notable landmarks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Airchitectur

  • Parroquia de Santa Ana
  • Museo de Artes y Oficios.
  • Chorros de Santa Ana.
  • Mesón de la Providencia.
  • Museo Benito Juárez.
  • Panteón Municipal.

Pairks an reserves

  • Cerro de la Coronilla.
  • Mirador de Santa Cruz.
  • Cerro de la Lima.
  • Paseo del Río
  • Presa del Hurtado.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Acatlán de Juárez". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 13, 2009. 
  2. "Mapa de Regiones Hidrológicas" (in Spanish). INEGI. 2008. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2009. 
  3. 20of% 20Presidentes% 20ganadores.pdf "List of Presidents Elected Municipal" (in Spanish). IEEJ. 2006. Retrieved May 10, 2009. [deid airtin]