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Municipality and town
Jaltocan is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°08′00″N 98°32′18″W / 21.13333°N 98.53833°W / 21.13333; -98.53833Coordinates: 21°08′00″N 98°32′18″W / 21.13333°N 98.53833°W / 21.13333; -98.53833
Country  Mexico
State Hidalgo
Municipal seat Jaltocan
 • Total 48.8 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 10,265

Jaltocan is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 48.8 km². The origin of its name comes from the word Xaltocan, of origin Náhuatl, which translates to "Place where it is sown in sand"

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 10,265.[1]


  1. ^ "Jaltocan". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 27, 2008.