Ixtlahuacán del Río
|Ixtlahuacán del Río|
|Municipality and city|
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
|• Total||594.94 km2 (229.71 sq mi)|
Ixtlahuacán del Rio is a town and municipality in the center of the Mexican state of Jalisco, a little less than 50 kilometers from state capital Guadalajara. It stands at 1,655 meters above sea level; the climate is semi-arid, with a mild winter and an average annual temperature of 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit).
Pre-Hispanic antecedents of Ixtlahuacán del Río
Ixtlahuacán is a word of Nahuatl origin; the name means "flat place". It was founded by Toltecs approximately 610; it is hard to be certain of the exact date of founding, because none of the groups who inhabited the region — Tecuexes, Tepehuanes, Coanes, Cazcanos, and Zacatecos — had a written language in this period.