Unión de San Antonio

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Unión de San Antonio
Municipality and city
Coat of arms of Unión de San Antonio
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Unión de San Antonio is located in Mexico
Unión de San Antonio
Unión de San Antonio
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°7′40.8″N 102°0′21.6″W / 21.128000°N 102.006000°W / 21.128000; -102.006000
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 687.79 km2 (265.56 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 15,484
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Unión de San Antonio is a city and municipality located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is named after Saint Anthony of Padua since the first church built there was in his honor. As of 2005, the municipality had a population of 15,484. It is located about 32 km (20 mi) west of León, Guanajuato. The main local industry is agriculture, including maize, wheat, beans, and livestock.

The small town receives its name from the intersection of two roads at the "Old Dam." Which currently still exists on the east side of town. Through the hard work of Don Pablo and Don Jose Antonio they constructed the chapel which became the heart and center of the town into the magnificent church it is today.

Famous residents[edit]

History[edit]

At the beginning of the nineteenth century it was known as Hacienda of Saint Anthony of the Adobes and later Villa of Union.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/EMM14jalisco/municipios/14109a.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

Coordinates: 21°07′41″N 102°00′22″W / 21.128°N 102.006°W / 21.128; -102.006