Atotonilco El Alto

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Atotonilco El Alto
Municipality and city
Atotonilco El Alto.jpg
Coat of arms of Atotonilco El Alto
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Atotonilco El Alto is located in Mexico
Atotonilco El Alto
Atotonilco El Alto
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°32′N 102°30′W / 20.533°N 102.500°W / 20.533; -102.500Coordinates: 20°32′N 102°30′W / 20.533°N 102.500°W / 20.533; -102.500
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 638.15 km2 (246.39 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 51,798
Website http://www.atotonilco.gob.mx

Atotonilco El Alto is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 638.15 km².

Atotonilco (pronounced ah-toh-toh-NEAL-co) means "place of hot waters", in Náhuatl. "El Alto"("The High One") was later 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.[1]

History[edit]

The first foundation of the town occurred in 1528, by the monarch Purepecha Tzintzincha Caltzonzin. The conquest of this region was conducted in June 1530 by Nuño de Guzmán. His first gift was encomendero Martin del Campo and its Evangelization in charge of Franciscan Friars. Atotonilco in 1551 was given in the commends conquistador Andrés de Villanueva. Atotonilco in 1551 was given in encomienda to conquistador Andrés de Villanueva. In November 1824, the State Congress, provided that the people of Atotonilco hereafter have title of town and also became the head of department and including Arandas Ayo el Chico. In November 1824, Congress of State, ruled that the village of Atotonilco hereafter have title of town and also became the head of department and including Arandas and Ayotlán. Subsequently, May 15, 1868 to be governor of Jalisco Antonio Gómez Cuervo, which ruled that the population of the High Atotonilco becomes city category conserved to date. Subsequently, the 15th of May 1868 to be governor of Jalisco Antonio Gómez Cuervo, which ruled that the population of the city becomes High Atotonilco category conserved to date.

Atotonilco El Alto municipality[edit]

has 112 towns of Milpillas, Atotonilco El Alto, 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 mores.

Facts about Atotonilco El Alto, Jalisco[edit]

  • The people from here are famously and irrefutably considered the most beautiful in all of Mexico, based on many Miss Universe contestants hailing from this city. [2][3]
  • Most played sport: Futbol and Charreria
  • One of the best selling products are: Tequila.
  • The holy patroness of Atotonilco El Alto is Our Lady of Los Altos.
  • This was one of the places in highlands of Jalisco where the Cristero War took place during the 1920s.
  • Most Imported products from Atotonilco El Alto are Tequila Don Julio, Rompope Atotonilli [4] and Tequila 7 Leguas Blanco.
  • A 12 meter mural of an overlook of the town of Atotonilco is on display at Tacolicious restaurant, Palo Alto, California.

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