Ameca is a city and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 685.73 km². The city is bisected by the Ameca River, it is approximately 83 km from the state capital and one of Mexico's largest commercial centers, Guadalajara. The city is the seat and largest city of the federal sub-division Región Valles, which compromises the municipalities situated on the central valleys of Jalisco; as of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 57,340, the city had a population of 36,156, making it the 15th largest city of Jalisco in terms of population. In the early 16th century Ameca was the center of the small kingdom of Ameca; this state was conquered by the Spanish in 1524. It was part of the alcaldia mayor of New Spain during the Spanish colonial period; the first of the conquerors who arrived in Ameca was the Spanish soldier Juan de Anesta in 1522, who arrived barefoot and with his sword in hand. The natives received him alone because they thought he was the son of the sun, as their ancestors had predicted who would come to conquer and that all would be subject to him and pay tribute.
Juan de Anesta had reached Anesta Olid Colima. In 1529, Fray Antonio de Cuellar with other friars and Spanish built an adobe chapel, the royal house, the square, jail, an inn and a few houses in what is now the city center. In 1541, the Spanish started catechizing the natives by Fray Antonio de Cuellar, who died on August 12 of that year when he left Ameca, right in the great revolt against the Spanish, unleashed by that time, he was killed by arrow wounds. In 1549, the town of Ameca was elevated to the status of city hall and fell within the territory of New Spain; the political division of the region had many changes. In 1824, it was incorporated into the department's Cocula Turned capital town title in September 1830. On April 22, 1833, by decree of the State Congress, Ameca was declared a city. In 1979, Ameca held its founding 450 years and on April 28, the three branches of government moved to establish a formal sitting. In Ameca, the January temperature averages 16 °C. In June, the average is 23 °C.
Rainfall is heaviest between September. Average annual rainfall is 134 centimeters. Puerto Vallarta, to its right on the Pacific Ocean is warmer, with average January temperatures of 22 °C and June average temperatures 28 °C; the Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". Ameca is located in the central-western state of Jalisco 83 km from the state capital and one of Mexico's largest commercial centers, Guadalajara, it is located between the coordinates 20 ° 25'00 and 20 º 42'00 north latitude and between 103 º and 104 º 53'15 17'30 west longitude, located at a height of 1,635 meters above sea level. It has an area of 685.73 square km and its population in 2000 was 56.681 people. According to the 2005 population census INEGI, the township population was 54.161 inhabitants. To the North are the municipalities of San Marcos, Ahualulco Etzatlán Market, on the south and Tecolotlán Atengo, on the east and San Martín Hidalgo Teuchitlán and west Guachinango and Nayarit, its rolling hills or Cuauhtépetl Ameca occupying the northern part of town, it has an irregular topography characterized by a succession of valleys and vast mountains in different areas of the municipality.
Water resources, the Ameca River forms the northern reserves by the remnants of streams, Llanitos, La Barranca, La Arena, El Carrizo, balls, among others, on the south streams feed into The Master, Arroyo Grande, El Zoquite, The Palmarejo, the Alamo and Las Canoas and countless small streams. In addition, there are the dams of Los Pocitos and the Texcalame. A large population of Ameca residents are engaged in commercial activities and livestock. Several stand-out city industries include the production and engineering of sugar from a great number of resident sugar-cane plantations, the Coca-Cola Company distributor branch, the feed industry. There is great production in the businesses of bricks, carpentry and saddlery. Ameca has a large number of shops of various kinds, which are an important part of the economy. Ameca is home to various well-known service organizations such as the Red Cross, the Rotary Club, Lions Club and several other charities. In terms of health services, there are numerous nursing homes, hospitals, IMSS clinics, among others.
Great educational services are provided by many schools and private schools, at all levels of education. It is worth mentioning that among the most renowned institutions the following are found in the city: Federal High Schools No. 1 and No. 50, the Homeland School, CETIS 63, the CECATI 180, Regional High School CUValles Ameca and University Center of the Valleys, the latter two from the University of Guadalajara.. Tequila plantations make up part of Ameca's economy for private farmers; the Hayward, California based restaurant chain La Piñata produces a line of tequilas at their distillery in the Ameca region. Ameca is abundant in cultural attractions, one main attraction being the town hall built in 1529, neoclassical buildings of the former hospital Hilarion Gil Romero serving as Regional Cultural Center. Other attractions include the Temple of Santo Domingo. Other places of interest
Degollado is a small town and municipality in the eastern highlands of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The municipality encompasses Huascato, Los Ranchitos, La Vibora, Buenos Aires, Las Limas, Altamira, La Chancla and El Corral de Piedra. In Spanish, the word degollado means "to slit one's throat", "behead", or "decapitate", it is a last name, in this case the town was named after Mexican general Santos Degollado. A statue of him is in el Jardin de Niños, made from coins from the townspeople during the early 1960s. On December 24, 1917, the town was under siege by the bandit leader J. Inés García Chávez and his men, it was one of the places in highlands of Jalisco where the Cristero War took place during the 1920s. Degollado is known for its cantera. One of the best selling products are stone images of the virgin of Guadalupe and sculptures, such as fountains and columns, it is known for alternative treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. The holy patroness of Degollado is Our Lady of Guadalupe and is celebrated on December 12.
It has about 21,000 citizens
Cihuatlán is a coastal municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Its main city is named Cihuatlán, it existed when the Spanish first seized Mexico from the Aztecs and was fittingly allowed to retain its name, which in the nahuat language means place of women. The word Cihuatlán is compounded of two words of nahuatl origin, a language spoken in Central Mexico since the seventh century AD and the language of the Aztecs: Zihua, Tlán place; the town was founded on the Marabasco river, at the time of the Spanish conquest its population was about 500 women and only 20 men. The first Spanish expedition to the Jalisco coastal zone was led by Gonzalo de Sandoval and in a message from Hernán Cortés to the King of Spain, dated 1528, it is mentioned that the Province of Cihuatlán was, indeed, a'place of women', it had valuables such as gold and pearls. By decree of the President of the Republic of Mexico, on December 16, 1825, the harbour Barra de Navidad was rebuilt in order to accommodate local and foreign trade.
The Cihuatlán coat of arms is in a French style with cross-sectioning. In the upper left section is the image of a pre-Hispanic woman's head. In the upper right section is a ship sailing on the sea. In the bottom left section is a religious building and in the bottom right section, a view of a fertile valley. Cihuatlán, 15,697 inhabitants Melaque 6,379 inhabitants Barra de Navidad 3,386 inhabitants Jaluco 2,182 inhabitants Emiliano Zapata 1,589 inhabitants Rudo y Cursi
El Arenal, Jalisco
El Arenal The entrance to the blue agave region of Tequila, this municipality is the exact prototype of natural richness and history that we can enjoy in the area. Is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico; the municipality covers an area of 181.81 km². As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 13,574; the municipality includes La Providencia, Cascahuín and Don Valente factories
El Salto, Jalisco
El Salto is a city, the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the central region of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The municipality covers a surface of area of 41.50 km² with a population of 138,226. It is surrounded, in a clockwise direction from the north, by the municipalities of Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, Juanacatlán, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, it was created on 22 December 1943, with its excision from the municipality of Juanacatlán. El Salto municipal government Jalisco State Information System
Acatlán de Juárez
Acatlán de Juárez is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 166.68 km². As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 22,540; the first settlers in the region were members of a tribe, established in Cocula, They were defeated by the Purepecha in 1509. In the year of 1550 the area for the first time attained the first level of a municipality, under the power of the viceroy of the New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza. During his rule he encountered discontent with people in Zacoalco de Torres and Ameca. In the first half of the 17th century the Augustinians built a temple dedicated to Santa Ana, known today as the " Parroquia de Santa Ana". In 1825 the area fell under the canton of Sayula. In 1858, Benito Juárez, in his journey through these lands, stayed at the inn in the town of Acatlán de Juárez, owned by Miguel Gomez. During his short stay, he was killed at the hands of the conservatives, died saving the pastor of the place, Meliton Gutierrez Vargas.
On March 22 of 1906, by decree 1158, the name of the earlier village changed its name from Santa Ana Acatlan to Acaltán de Juarez, acquired the title of a town. Acatlán de Juárez is located in the centre of Jalisco state between the coordinates 20° 14'30" north latitude and 103° 32'30" west longitude at an altitude of 1,393 metres above sea level; the municipality is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Tala and Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, to the east by the municipalities of Tlajomulco de Zuñiga and Zacoalco de Torres to the south with the municipalities of Zacoalco de Torres and Villa Corona, to the west by the municipalities of Villa Corona and Tala. 57% of the land area is flat in the middle east and south of the municipality with its characteristic valleys. The primary agricultural areas at some 39% are located to the north and east, with altitudes of 1,400 and 1,500 m. There are some hilly areas accounting for just 4% of the land area which lies to the south-east and north-west at altitudes that reach the 2.200 m.
The municipality belongs to the hydrological basin known as Lerma-Chapala-Santiago. Its water resources are provided by the Acatlán River and the springs El Cajón del Muerto and Charco Verde. In addition, several small streams flow in the rainy season, the Hurtado, Presa Chica and Bordo de San Gerardo; the climate is dry with semi-warm in the winter season. The average annual temperature is 20.5 °C, with an average annual rainfall of 714.7 mm and can reach up to 1.100, with the heaviest rainfall in July and August. Prevailing winds flow in the easterly direction. Agriculture is the primary activity in the municipality, with crops such as sugarcane, beans, peanuts and tomato. Livestock is a main economic activity with the rearing of cattle, sheep, horses and hives. Sugar and alcohol production are of note; the town provides services to tourists. The form of government is democratic under the state and Federal elections are held every 3 years, which elects the mayor and his cabinet; the current mayor is Luis Carrillo Bueno, an activist of the Mexican Labor Party, was elected in the elections of July 2 of 2006.
The municipality has 27 villages, the most important Acatlan de Juárez, Bellavista, El Plan, San Jose de los Pozos, San Pedro Valencia, Villa de los Niños. Much of the architecture in the municipality is stone work dating back to the 1850s; the town contains the "Benito Juárez" crafts museum. A religious festival is celebrated on July 26 n honor of the patron saint of the city, it is customary on December 11 each year to light bonfires at night along the streets, to commemorate the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego. Local cuisine includes the Birria goat, Carnitas beef and beans and sweets known as Encalada flour fritters and ponteduro. Guarapo, a fruit cane juice and fruit punch are common beverages. Architecture Parroquia de Santa Ana Museo de Artes y Oficios Chorros de Santa Ana Mesón de la Providencia Museo Benito Juárez Panteón MunicipalParks and reserves Cerro de la Coronilla Mirador de Santa Cruz Cerro de la Lima Paseo del Río Presa del Hurtado Joaquín Baeza Agraz – doctor Francisco Melitón Vargas – pastor Ismael Baeza – writer Miguel Baeza Agraz – writer Basilio Rueda Guzmán Carlos Augusto Ortiz – athlete Jesús Huerta Leal, polítician Nayar Carrillo, writer Bruno Romero, Philanthropist
Atotonilco El Alto
Atotonilco El Alto is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in Los Altos region in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 638.15 km². Atotonilco means "place of hot waters", in Náhuatl. "El Alto" was added in honor of those who died in the Cristero War in the early 1920s. As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 51,798; the town was first established by the Purépecha according to Purépecha myth. The region was conquered in June 1530 by the Nuño de Guzmán. Martin del Campo was the first encomendero and the evangelization of the region was entrusted to the Franciscans. Atotonilco in 1551 was given in encomienda to the conquistador Andrés de Villanueva. In November 1824 the State Congress ruled that the village of Atotonilco hereafter would have the title of town, would be the head of the department which includes Arandas and Ayotlán. On May 15, 1868, the governor of Jalisco, Antonio Gómez Cuervo, elevated the status of Atotonilco to a city, which it retains to this day.
Has 112 towns. Atotonilco El Alto, Cienega del Pastor, Milpillas,La Santa Rosa, La Cofradia, San Francisco de Asís, Santa Elena, La Guadalupana, San Joaquin, El, Ojo de Agua de Morán, El Agua Caliente, El Nacimiento, San Jose del Valle, San Joaquin, San Antonio de Fernandez, Nuevo Valle, Margaritas, La Purisma, Los Adobes and more. In 1950, Taretan Water Park started functioning as a natural hot spring bath and an amusement place for families located at the sides of the Taretan River. Taretan was founded in the highlands of Jalisco, it was remodeled in the mid-1920s and now it houses a stone statue of St. Michael Archangel the Patron Saint of Atotonilco, it has several sheds with tables and chairs made out of stone, dressing rooms, a playground for young children to play. This park is known for its waters. Hispanic legend of this place claims. Venerable Maria Luisa de la Peña, Mexican Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco, Bishop of San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco General Enrique Gorostieta was killed there during the Cristero War.
Atotonilco El Alto municipality Atoto Website http://atotonilco.gob.mx/atogobmx1215/atotonilco-el-alto/turismo/naturaleza/322-parque-taretan