San Pablo Guelatao
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|San Pablo Guelatao|
|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
|• Total||22.96 km2 (8.86 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
San Pablo Guelatao is a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and the seat of the municipality of Guelatao de Juárez, about 55 km north of the city of Oaxaca. Guelatao, as it is often called, is in the foothills of the Sierra de Juárez, part of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is part of the Ixtlán District in the Sierra Norte region. In 2005 San Pablo Guelatao had 111 households with a population of about 476 people.
It is the birthplace of President Benito Juárez. At that time, Guelatao had a population of fewer than 100 people, and fell under the jurisdiction of the larger neighbouring town of Ixtlán. Juárez was therefore baptised in the church at Ixtlán, which is now known as Ixtlán de Juárez in his honour. However, Guelatao became an independent municipality in 1824. The town has a small museum dedicated to Juárez.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2010-07-08.