Singuilucan

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Singuilucan
Municipality an toun
Singuilucan is located in Mexico
Singuilucan
Singuilucan
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°58′3″N 98°31′4.08″W / 19.96750°N 98.5178000°W / 19.96750; -98.5178000
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State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Singuilucan
Area
 • Total 334.1 km2 (129.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,143

Singuilucan is a toun an ane o the 84 municipalities o Hidalgo, in central-eastren Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 334.1 km². As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 13,143.[1]

The name o Singuilucan haes been erroneously given as "lugar de lodo o de mucho lodo" (place o silt or too hintle mud), which in Nahuatl wad be Zoquilocan. But the pre-Columbie glyph for this toun clearly shows a hill wi quelites (quilitl means green herbs, tzintli in Nahuatl) growin at its base. It shows a blade o a knife an aw, alludin tae the obsidian blade industry o Teotihuacan, which wis based in this aurie, as well as thare is nearbi "El Cerro de las Navajas" ("hill o the knives").

So the correct translation o Singuilucan is tzinquilocan, "the place at the base o the muntain o quelites".[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Singuilucan". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  2. singuilucansinguilucan.hidalgo.gob.mx