Atengo

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Atengo
Municipality and city
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Atengo is located in Mexico
Atengo
Atengo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°13′N 104°05′W / 20.217°N 104.083°W / 20.217; -104.083Coordinates: 20°13′N 104°05′W / 20.217°N 104.083°W / 20.217; -104.083
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,918

Atengo is a town and municipality of the region Sierra de Amula in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 412,42 km² and is 1,417 meters above sea level.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 4,918.[1]

The etymology of the name Atengo in the Nahuatl language signifies: “at the edge of the water”; and may also be interpreted as "place situated at the border of the river" or "at the bank".

Atengo was once inhabited by an indigenous Toltec people who worshiped an idol known to them as "Pupuca".

List of cities, towns, or villages within the municipality of Atengo:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atengo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 13, 2009.