Chiconcuac de Juárez

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Chiconcuac (de Juárez)
Toun & Municipality
Offeecial seal o Chiconcuac (de Juárez)
Mexico Chiconcuac.jpg
Coordinates: 19°33′30″N 98°53′33″W / 19.55833°N 98.89250°W / 19.55833; -98.89250
Kintra  Mexico
State State o Mexico
Municipal Status 1868
 • Municipal Preses Luciano Castillo Rodríguez (2006-2009)
Elevation (o seat) 2,250 m (7,380 ft)
Population (2005) Municipality
 • Municipality 19,656
 • Seat 19,045
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 56270

Chiconcuac de Juárez, teepically referred tae simply as Chiconcuac, is a toun an municipio (municipality) in the state o Mexico, approximately 10 kilometers north o Texcoco de Mora. The name Chiconcuac derives frae the Aztec wird Chicome Coatl, “Seiven snakes”, which wis a date on the Aztec calendar.[1]

The ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chiconcuac is principally famous for its lairge tianguis, or public mercat, which haes 2,400 permanent vendors, an attracts up tae 6,000 mair semi-permanent an itinerant vendors on weekends. The lairge fuid court in the Chiconcuac mercat is widely famous for preparin barbacoa de borrego (lamb barbecue), an ither specialties o Mexican cuisine.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie which is nou aw ane ceety, wis a cluster o dounsets o maistly Chichimecas an Tlailotlaques.

The aurie wis conquered bi the Spainyie in 1597, wi laund here grantit tae Hernando Núñez where he established the Hacienda de Santa Cruz de Prado Alegre, better kent as the “Arojo”. The aurie wis then evangelized by the Franciscans. Acause o its proximity tae Mexico Ceety, the ceety suffered battles durin the Mexican War o Unthirldom, the French intervention in Mexico an the War o "La Reforma".[1]

In 1980, mammoth bones wur discovered in a neebourheid cried Calxiacatl.[1]

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, Chiconcuac de Juárez haes jurisdiction ower anerly ane ither commonty, which is cried Ejido San Cristóbal.[2]

The municipality borders wi Atenco, Chiautla an Texcoco.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Enciclopedia de Municipios de Mexico Estado de Mexico Chiconcuac". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  2. "Pueblos America Mexico México Chiconcuac". Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 19°33′N 98°54′W / 19.550°N 98.900°W / 19.550; -98.900