Ahualulco de Mercado

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Ahualulco de Mercado
Municipality and city
Coat of arms of Ahualulco de Mercado
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Ahualulco de Mercado is located in Mexico
Ahualulco de Mercado
Ahualulco de Mercado
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°37′N 103°52′W / 20.617°N 103.867°W / 20.617; -103.867Coordinates: 20°37′N 103°52′W / 20.617°N 103.867°W / 20.617; -103.867
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
 • Total 134.22 km2 (51.82 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 21,714 (Center area 15,215 approximate)

Ahualulco de Mercado is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 134.22 km2.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 21,465.[1]

Name origin[edit]

Ahualulco comes from the Nahuatl word Ayahualolco which means "place of water crowned" or "place around the water."

Geographical description[edit]


Ahualulco de Mercado is located in central Jalisco, at coordinates 20° 37'20" to 20° 46'10" north latitude and 103° 52'00" to 104º 04'30" west longitude.

The municipality is bordered on the north by the municipalities of Etzatlán, San Juanito de Escobedo and Tequila, on the east by the town of Teuchitlán, on the south by the municipalities Teuchitlán and Ameca, and on the west by the municipalities of Ameca and Etzatlán. It lies on the road from El Refugio to San Marcos and is the most populous town and tourism in this area.


The weather is semi-arid with dry winter and spring, and semi-warm, no well-defined thermal change for winter. The average annual temperature is 21.3 °C, with a high of 29.7 °C and minimum 13 °C. The rainfall occurs between the months of June and July, having a mean of 871.4 mm precipitation, and reaching up to 1,100 during the rainy season. The average annual frost days is 8. The prevailing winds are north towards the northwest.


  1. ^ "Ahualulco de Mercado". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 13, 2009.