San Pablo Guelatao
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|San Pablo Guelatao
(Guelatao de Juárez)
|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
|• Total||22.96 km2 (8.86 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
It is the birthplace of President Benito Juárez. At that time, Guelatao had a population of fewer than 100 people, and fell under the jurisdiction of the larger neighbouring town of Ixtlán. Juárez was therefore baptised in the church at Ixtlán, which is now known as Ixtlán de Juárez in his honour. However, Guelatao became an independent municipality in 1824. The town has a small museum dedicated to Juárez.
In 2005 San Pablo Guelatao had 111 households with a population of about 476 people.
The Municipality of Guelatao de Juárez has governing jurisdiction over the communities of Llano de la Cheta and Río Grande. It is part of the Ixtlán District.
San Pablo Guelatao is the seat of the municipality.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2010-07-08.