Tuxcacuesco

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Tuxcacuesco
Municipality and city
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Tuxcacuesco is located in Mexico
Tuxcacuesco
Tuxcacuesco
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°33′N 103°52′W / 19.550°N 103.867°W / 19.550; -103.867Coordinates: 19°33′N 103°52′W / 19.550°N 103.867°W / 19.550; -103.867
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 257.46 km2 (99.41 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,770
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Tuxcacuesco is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 257.46 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 3770.[1]

History[edit]

Tuxcacuesco was a separate state prior to the Spanish incursion. It was conquered by the Spanish in 1523. During the colonial period it was part of the province of Amula.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tuxcacuesco". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: University Press, 1972) p. 46