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San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
Templo de San Jerónimo
Templo de San Jerónimo
San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is located in Mexico
San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
Coordinates: 17°00′N 96°09′W / 17.000°N 96.150°W / 17.000; -96.150
Kintra Mexico
Municipal SeatSan Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
1180 m (3,870 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)

San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is a toun an municipality in the Mexican state o Oaxaca, 21 km frae the ceety o Oaxaca on Federal Heich-gate 190 atween Santa Maria del Tule an Mitla.[1] It is pairt o the Tlacolula Destrict in the east o the Valles Centrales Region. The name Tlacochahuaya comes frae Nahuatl an means “in wet land” or “in the swamp.”

The toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tradeetion states that the toun wis foondit bi a Zapotec warrior bi the name o Cochicahuala, which means “he who fechts bi nicht”. Efter the Conquest the laund wis grantit tae Señor Don Gaspar Calderón an the aurie wis evangelizit bi the Dominicans.[2]

Its main kirk is the Templo de San Jerónimo, which wis biggit alang wi a monastery at the end o the 16t century. It haes notable altarpieces (retablos) an a organ that dates frae colonial times. Normally they let visitors climb the massive structur tae leuk closer.[1] The organ wis biggit atween 1725 an 1730 an restored in 1990-1991. It is registered wi the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (Institute o Historic Organs o Oaxaca).[3]

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main economic activities are agricultur (corn, beans an various fruits), dairy fermin an the production o mescal.[2] As municipal seat, San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties: La Loma, Luis Alonso León, Macuilxóchitl de Artigas Carranza an Ojo de Agua

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (2007). "Joyas ocultas de los valles centrales". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 88. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. a b "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Oaxaca San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya". Archived frae the original on 18 Julie 2011. Retrieved 24 Januar 2014.
  3. "San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (English version)". Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2009. Retrieved 27 Februar 2008.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santos in Oaxaca's Auncient Kirks: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya Archived 2012-12-02 at Archive.today - Airt-historical study o the santos (statues o saunts) in the kirk.