Alaquines

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Alaquines, San Luis Potosi
Municipality and town
Country  Mexico
State San Luis Potosí
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Alaquines is a municipality and town in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí. It is 19 km away from Cárdenas.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Alaquines
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
21.6
(70.9)
24.2
(75.6)
26.4
(79.5)
27
(80.6)
25.8
(78.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.5
(76.1)
24
(75)
23.3
(73.9)
21.8
(71.2)
20.6
(69.1)
23.63
(74.5)
Average low °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
5.7
(42.3)
7.6
(45.7)
9.3
(48.7)
10.6
(51.1)
11.4
(52.5)
11.4
(52.5)
11
(51.8)
11
(51.8)
9.4
(48.9)
7.5
(45.5)
6
(42.8)
8.83
(47.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
30
(1)
46
(1.8)
201
(7.9)
226
(8.9)
213
(8.4)
224
(8.8)
81
(3.2)
28
(1.1)
15
(0.6)
1,128
(44.2)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1616 with the old name of San José de los Montes Alaquines. It is home to a beautiful legend which tells of its saint's wish (Santo Entierro)to stay in this colorful town.

Recently[edit]

The City of Alaquines agreed to fix the road from Alaquines to San Jose del Corito that will be completed in 2009.

Communities[edit]

The town's population is divided into 9 communities, which are listed as follows:

  1. Colonia Indigena
  2. Las Tuzas
  3. Proa
  4. Los Morales
  5. La Cañada
  6. Martínez
  7. Maldonado
  8. Las Huertas
  9. El Pasito de San Francisco
  10. El Sabino
  11. San José del Corito
  12. San José de Palmas

Mayors of Alaquines[edit]

  • Ignacio Federico Infante Martínez (1971–1973)
  • Pedro Rodarte Rodríguez (1974–1976)
  • Delfino Aguilar Reynaga (1977–1979)
  • Abdenago Chávez Mendiola (1980–1982)
  • Carlos Saldierna Vázquez (1983–1985)
  • Salomón Montalbán U. (1986–1988)
  • Tomás Aguilar I. (1992–1994)
  • Alberto Castillo P. (1995–1997)
  • Abdenango Chávez Mendiola (1997–2000)
  • Bonifacio Carreón Moctezuma (2000–2003)
  • J. Isabel Ruíz Cedillo (2004–2006)
  • María Leonides Secaida López (2006–2009)
  • Manuel Lara Barcenas (2009-2012)
  • Ciriaco Carreon Rucoba (2013-2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Alaquines, San Luis Potosí". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 22°08′N 99°36′W / 22.133°N 99.600°W / 22.133; -99.600