Acatlán, Hidalgo

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Acatlán
Toun & Municipality
Main street through toun
Main street through toun
Offeecial seal o Acatlán
Seal
Acatlán is locatit in Mexico
Acatlán
Acatlán
Coordinates: 20°08′40″N 98°26′18″W / 20.14444°N 98.43833°W / 20.14444; -98.43833
Kintra  Mexico
State Hidalgo (state)
Foondit 1518
Municipal Status 1869
Govrenment
 • Municipal Preses Orlando Rubén Muñoz Medina
Elevation 2,140 m (7,020 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 17,914
 • Seat 418
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 43540
Wabsteid http://www.acatlanhidalgo.gob.mx/

Acatlán is a toun an municipality locatit in the Mexican state o Hidalgo, aboot ten km northwast o the ceety o Tulancingo an 147 km frae Mexico Ceety.[1] The main landmark is the San Miguel monastery which wis built in 16t century. It is pairtially in ruins but thare hae been efforts syne the 1980s tae restore it.[1][2] Acatlán comes frae a Nahuatl phrase whilk means “near the reeds.” “San Miguel” is derivit frae the name o the monastery.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Estado de Hidalgo - Acatlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Mexico: Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2005. Retrieved July 18, 2010. 
  2. Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz, ed. (2008). "Mexico Desconocido Guia de Hidalgo". Mexico Desconocido (in Spanish). Mexico City: Impresiones Aéreas S.A. de C.V.: 47. ISSN 1870-9400.