San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

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San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
Templo de San Jerónimo
Templo de San Jerónimo
San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is locatit 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
State Oaxaca
Municipal Seat San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

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 built 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 built 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. 1.0 1.1 Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (2007). "Joyas ocultas de los valles centrales". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 88.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Oaxaca San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya". 
  3. "San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (English version)". Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santos in Oaxaca's Auncient Kirks: San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya - Airt-historical study o the santos (statues o saunts) in the kirk.