Ajacuba

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Ajacuba
Municipality and city
Official seal of Ajacuba
Seal
Location of Ajacuba
Ajacuba is located in Mexico
Ajacuba
Ajacuba
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°05′N 99°07′W / 20.083°N 99.117°W / 20.083; -99.117Coordinates: 20°05′N 99°07′W / 20.083°N 99.117°W / 20.083; -99.117
Country  Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Ajacuba
Area
 • Total 192.7 km2 (74.4 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,055

Ajacuba is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 192.7 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 16,111.[1]

Geography[edit]

Street in Ajacuba.

It is located between the parallels 99° 27’ 51” and 99° 07’ 32” west longitude, and 20° 05’ 35” and 18° 55’ 22” north latitude. Ajacuba borders. It covers a total surface area of 192.7 km² at an altitude of 6,634 ft. In the year 2010 census by INEGI, it reported a population of 17,055.[2]

The town of Ajacuba, a municipal seat, has governing jurisdiction over the following communities: Santiago Tezontlale, Vicente Guerrero, Tecomatlan, and Tulancalco.[3] The total municipality extends 96.37 and borders with the municipalities of Tetepango, San Agustín Tlaxiaca, Atitalaquia, Atotonilco de Tula, Progreso de Obregón and the state of México (Hueypoxtla and Apaxco).

The municipal seat is in a small, elongated valley but most of the municipality is inside of the Mezquital Valley.[4] The highest mountain the Picacho in the Sierra Tezontlalpa, it rises 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) above sea level,[5] on the border between the municipalities of San Agustín Tlaxiaca and Atitalaquia.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ajacuba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.1
(75.4)
24.4
(75.9)
26.2
(79.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25.6
(78.1)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24.2
(75.6)
25.2
(77.4)
Average low °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
8.2
(46.8)
9.5
(49.1)
10.9
(51.6)
11
(52)
11.2
(52.2)
10.9
(51.6)
11
(51.8)
10.4
(50.7)
10
(50)
8.6
(47.5)
8.6
(47.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
10
(0.4)
30
(1.2)
36
(1.4)
80
(3)
84
(3.3)
71
(2.8)
74
(2.9)
28
(1.1)
10
(0.4)
3
(0.1)
439
(17.3)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Tourism[edit]

Ajacuba is a tourist destination, with 6 balnearios:[7] "Ejidal Las Lumbreras", "Ajacuba", "La Carreta", "Los Arcos", "El Sol" and "Los Toboganes". The people who visit Ajacuba usually eat the regional dishes such as barbacoa, tlacoyos, tacos, etc.

Demography[edit]

Populated places in Ajacuba[edit]

Town Population
Total '
Ajacuba
Santiago Tezontlale
Tulancalco
San Nicolás Tecomatlán

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajacuba". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ Ajacuba municipality SEDESOL, Catálogo de localidades.
  3. ^ INEGI. "Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática". Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ []
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Ajacuba, Hidalgo". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Balnearios de Ajacuba