Yahualica de González Gallo
|Yahualica de González Gallo|
Location of the city in Jalisco
|• Total||520.3 km2 (200.9 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
Yahualica is a city and town in the north of Jalisco, Mexico.
The name Yahualica is derived from the indigenous name Ayahuallican, Yahualican, Ahualica or Yagualica, meaning "land surrounded by hills".
Yahualica covers some 520.75 square kilometers and shares borders with the state of Zacatecas.
In about 1530 the Spanish, led by Cristóbal de Oñate, conquered the region.
Yahualica is served by bus and taxi services, as well as highways leading into and out of Yahualica and throughout the city. The highway transit system includes México Federal Highway 71 and Jalisco 225 (Jal 225) which run entirely in the municipality. México 78 , southbound, leads to Tepatitlán/Cuquío and northbound to Nochistlán/Aguascalientes. Jalisco 225 runs east towards the towns of Huisquilco, El Durazno, San Isidro, and Pastores.
Renowned people born in Yahualica
- José de Jesús González Gallo
- Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, Roman Catholic cardinal
- Antonio Martinez
- Martin Vasquez
- Ramon Hernandez Gonzalez El Texano Madero
Yahualica in fiction
Yahualica is the setting for the novel Al filo del agua, written by Agustín Yáñez.