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Municipality and city
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Atengo is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°13′N 104°05′W / 20.217°N 104.083°W / 20.217; -104.083Coordinates: 20°13′N 104°05′W / 20.217°N 104.083°W / 20.217; -104.083
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,918

Atengo is both a small village and municipality of the region Sierra de Amula in the Mexican state Jalisco.

The municipality covers an area of 412.42 km² and is 1,417 m above sea level. As of the year 2005, the municipality had a total population of 4,918.[1] The name “Atengo” in the Nahuatl language can be translated to: “at the edge of the water”, and may also be interpreted as either: “place situated at the border of the river” or “at the bank”, additionally; Atengo was once inhabited by an indigenous Toltec people who worshiped an idol which they referred to as “Pupuca”. The following is a list of cities, towns, villages, and/or hamlets located in the municipality of Atengo: Agostadero, Atengo, Confradia de Lepe, Confradia de Pimienta, Crucero, El Macuchi, El Ojo de Agua, El Quemado, El Salitre Grande, El Salitre de Sedano, Huaxtla, La Chale, Las Juntas, Los Arribeños, San Pedro la Chale, San Rafael, Soyatlán del Oro, Tacota, Telexeca, Trigo de Alteñas, and La Yerbabuena.


  1. ^ "Atengo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2009.