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Municipality an toun
Kintra  Mexico
State State o Mexico
 • Municipal Preses Serafin Gutiérrez Morales
 • Total 32.87 km2 (12.69 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 45,274
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Xonacatlán (in full, Xonacatlán de Vicencio) is a toun an municipality in the State o Mexico in Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 32.87 km².

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 45,274.[1]

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, published bi the Mexican govrenment, the name Xonacatlán is Nahuatl in oreegin an means "amang the onions" ("onion" in Nahuatl is "xonacatl").[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The date o the toun's foondation is no historically recordit. Housomeivver, it wis conquered in 1476 bi Axayácatl durin the conquest o the valley o Toluca.[2] The toun fell tae the invadin Spainyie forces in 1521.[2] The unthirldom o Mexico in 1821 contributit tae the toun's prosperity.[2] The toun wis oreeginally assigned tae pairt o anither municipality, but Celso Vicencio Hernández advocatit for its municipal status in the State o Mexico's legislatur, ultimately successfully, an municipal status wis conferred on 18 October 1870.[2] Efterwaird, poleetical pouer wis held bi a few dominatit bi the Vicencio faimily.[2] Upon Celso Vicencio's daith on 19 Februar 1908, the ceety govrenment proclaimit the renamin o the toun tae Xonacatlán de Vicencio.[2] The ceety haw wis built frae 1931 tae 1945.[2]

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