San Gabriel, Jalisco

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San Gabriel
Municipality and city
Motto: Noble, Culta, Y Leal.
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
San Gabriel is located in Mexico
San Gabriel
San Gabriel
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°46′N 104°0′W / 19.767°N 104.000°W / 19.767; -104.000Coordinates: 19°46′N 104°0′W / 19.767°N 104.000°W / 19.767; -104.000
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Government
 • Type Representative Democracy
 • Presidente (President) Joseph Ramirez Agredano
Area
 • Total 449.01 km2 (173.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,939
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Gabriel (formerly Venustiano Carranza) is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico 141 km from the capital of Guadalajara. The municipality covers an area of 449.01 km². It was the birthplace of Mexican actor José Mojica, with the main street carrying his name. It's municipalities include Jiquilpan and other surrounding towns. The municipal president, Chabelo Ramos of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, currently holds power. The towns economy is mostly agricultural/commercial, but services, as is in the rest of Mexico are rapidly becoming part of the mainstream economy. Tourism remains domestic as about 10-15% of the towns resident born from 1955-1970 have moved to the United States of America or Canada at a period in time since 1986. The towns geographical location places it in visible sight of Colima (volcano), and within an hour to two hours drive from neighboring state, Colima.

As of 2011, the municipality had a total population of 14,939.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Gabriel". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 16, 2009.