Yahualica de González Gallo

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Yahualica de González Gallo
city
Yahualica.jpg
Coat of arms of Yahualica de González Gallo
Coat of arms
Location of the city in Jalisco
Location of the city in Jalisco
Yahualica de González Gallo is located in Mexico
Yahualica de González Gallo
Yahualica de González Gallo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°59′N 103°48′W / 20.983°N 103.800°W / 20.983; -103.800
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 520.3 km2 (200.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 37,920
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.

History[edit]

By 1165 the region's inhabitants were the Tecuexes, who later fought the Aztecs for control of the territory.

In about 1530 the Spanish, led by Cristóbal de Oñate, conquered the region.

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

Yahualica in fiction[edit]

Yahualica is the setting for the novel Al filo del agua, written by Agustín Yáñez.

Coordinates: 21°08′N 102°51′W / 21.133°N 102.850°W / 21.133; -102.850