San Antonio la Isla
|San Antonio La Isla|
|— Town & Municipality —|
|State||State of Mexico|
|• Municipal President||(2006–2009)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|Postal code (of seat)||52280|
San Antonio La Isla is a town and municipality located in the State of Mexico in Mexico. Its name originally was "Techialoyan" or "Tlachialoyan", which in Nahuatl means "place of those who watch". Its glyph is an eye on the apex of a pyramid that floats on water. It is located in the Matlatzinca Valley, south of Toluca, the state capital.
The town 
The area was originally inhabited by the Matlatzincas, then by the Otomi before it was conquered by the Aztec Empire under Axayacatl. While there is oral tradition indicated the area once held the name of "place of Otomis", its first written mention in the Codex of Mendoza has the name "Techialoyan". The area was the pervue of Calimaya and Tepemajalco, but in 1603 the town of San Antonio Techialoyan was officially recognized by authorities. In the 17th century, it was considered to be a semi-independent "Indian republic" according to the Codex of San Antonio Techialoyan en where it mentions Miguel de Santa María Axayácatl as its governor. Spaniards are not mentioned as part of the population until after 1650.
The municipality 
For most of its history after the Conquest, San Antonio La Isla was a political and religious dependency of Calimaya. However, after petition, it was granted municipal status by degree in 1847.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico Estado de Mexico San Antonio La Isla". Retrieved 22 September 2008.[dead link]
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