Degollado

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Degollado
Degollado.jpg
Official seal of Degollado
Seal
Location within the state of Jalisco
Location within the state of Jalisco
Jalisco's location within Mexico
Jalisco's location within Mexico
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Municipality Degollado
Founded 1848 (Toribio de Bolaños)
Government
 • Mayor LAE Juan José Serrato Guzmán
Population (2010)
 • Total 21 132
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code 47980
Area code(s) (52) 345
Website www.degollado.gob.mx[1]

Degollado is a small city 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 also a last name. In this case, the town was named after a Mexican general, Santos Degollado.[1] A statue of him is in el Jardin de Niños which was 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.[2] It was also 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, animals, and columns. It is known for alternative treatments (in the Rinconada, Degollado) such as acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine.

The holy patroness of Degollado is Our Lady of Guadalupe and is celebrated on December 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México - ESTADO DE JALISCO - DEGOLLADO" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Dellogado - Descripción" (in Spanish). Municipio Dellogado. Archived from the original on 2002-11-09. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 

Coordinates: 20°28′N 102°09′W / 20.467°N 102.150°W / 20.467; -102.150