Municipality and town
|• Municipality||389.24 km2 (150.29 sq mi)|
|• Town||7.51 km2 (2.90 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,820 m (5,970 ft)|
|• Density||230/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|• Town density||5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
Tala is a town and a municipality in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is a small town that has grown over the years. Some major towns in the municipality are Tala (municipal seat), El Refugio, San Isidro Mazatepec, Cuisillos, and Ahuisculco.
"Tlallan", "Tala" or "Land of labor". It was a manor ruled by Pythaloc who had under his jurisdiction Ahuitzculco, Ocotán, Nextipac and Xocotán. It is believed that its foundation dates back to 1126. Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán conquered it in 1530 and was evangelized in 1531 by Fray Antonio de Segovia, Fray Juan de Badillo and Fray Andrés de Córdova. The peninsular found the ruins of Cués or shrines scattered in the Tala Valley. The aborigines did not submit easily to the conquerors and had two battles with them. Tala was compromised in the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Nueva Galicia as a corregimiento. Its first ruler was Francisco Socorro Nuño de Guzmán who was the most combative aborigine, and Pedro Patiño de Guzmán was left in his place. In 1579 it was entrusted to Diego de Colio. Its inhabitants had a forest that they loved very much, being forced to cut it down when the Spaniards arrived. Out of sarcasm or contemptuously they began calling the town Talatitlán, degenerating into its current name. Throughout the colonial era, Tala retained its category of corregimiento. Since 1825 it belonged to the first Canton of Guadalajara and the department or party of Zapopan; and on that date Tala already had a town hall. On April 3, 1844 the town hall is established. Since 1847 it belonged to the 1st Canton of Guadalajara and the Department or Zapopan Party. In 1887 it has category of town. In 1995 Tala is elevated to the category of city. By 1890 the town of Tala included in its jurisdiction the following towns and farms: El Refugio, Cuisillos, Huaxtla, San Isidro, Ahuisculco, Santa Ana Tepetitlán and Navajas. In 1920 they are annexed to the municipality Cuxpala and San Isidro. By decree number 10211, published on January 10, 1980, it was decided that the population of Tala would rise to the category of city, having achieved higher rates of progress in the political, economic, cultural, social, demographic aspects; for its infrastructure works and in merit to the greatness and dignity of its inhabitants that are characterized by their civic, moral and intellectual qualities.
Temple of San Francisco de Asís, Chapel of the Rosary, Treasury of the Orendaín Refuge.
In the Tala Valley there are scattered archeological vestiges of what in the pre-Hispanic era were shrines or cués. In the region they are known as Guachimonton.
The Caña Fair that takes place on the last days of April and the first of May. The Feasts of San Francisco de Asís that are celebrated from September 26 to October 4.
Mariachi & Banda
Handicrafts are made with obsidian and saddlery.
The charro suit and the dress of poblana china.
Well and birria; piloncillo, dulce de leche and fruits in syrup; cane juice, punch and coffee with liquor, cane mezcal.
The municipality has natural forests located in "La Primavera" Ahuisculco, Cerro de Las Garzas, Cerro Monte Negro, Las Navajas Hill and spas such as Los Tejabanes and El Rincón.
|Municipal president||Term||Political party||Notes|
|Manuel I. Gómez||1918-1919|
|Pedro Romo Vivar||1921|
|Manuel I. Gómez||1921-1922|
|Dionisio M. Gómez||1923|
|Luis García Rodríguez||1924|
|Benito Navarro Castillo||1925|
|Luis García Rodríguez||1926|
|Juan Calderón Martínez||1927-1928|
|Benito Navarro Castillo||1928|
|Luis García Rodríguez||1929||PNR|
|Francisco M. Gómez||1929||PNR|
|Benito Navarro Castillo||1930||PNR|
|Dionisio R. Mariscal||1931||PNR|
|Dionisio M. Gómez||1932-1933||PNR|
|J. Jesús Núñez Guzmán||1934||PNR|
|Mateo Romero López||1935||PNR|
|Pedro C. Castro||1936||PNR|
|Pedro Ramírez Calderón||1937||PNR|
|Francisco Rodríguez Z.||1938||PRM|
|Eleno Vega Mariscal||1939||PRM|
|Mateo Romero López||1940||PRM|
|Pedro Ramírez Calderón||1943||PRM|
|Juan Zavala Rosales||1944||PRM|
|Eleno Vega Mariscal||1945-1946||PRM|
|Francisco López Suárez||1947-1949||PRI|
|J. Jesús Cortés Martínez||1950-1952||PRI|
|Francisco Checa Zavala||1953-1955||PRI|
|Espiridión López García||1956-1958||PRI|
|Adolfo Diéguez Palomera||1959-1961||PRI|
|Ramiro González Gómez||1962-1964||PRI|
|Carlos González Sánchez||1965-1967||PRI|
|J. Jesús Zavala Calderón||1968-1970||PRI|
|Carlos Rodríguez Rodríguez||1971-1973||PRI|
|Luis Arias Gómez||1974-1976||PRI|
|Antonio Murillo Rosales||1977-1979||PRI|
|Luis Arias Gómez||1980-1982||PRI|
|Javier Barragán Castro||1983-1985||PRI|
|J. Jesús Hernández Lira||1986-1988||PRI|
|J. Jesús Cortés Gómez||1989-1992||PARM|
|J. Rosario Zavala Quezada||1992-1995||PRI|
|Teresa Núñez Casas||1995-1997||PRI|
|Narciso Valdez Partida||1997||PRI||Acting municipal president|
|José de Jesús Morales Delgadillo||1998-2000||PRD|
|Narciso Valdez Partida||2001-2003||PRI|
|María Elena Núñez Casas||2004-2006||PRI|
|Cipriano Aguayo Durán||2007-2009||PRD PT|
|Salvador Jorge Rivera Guerrero||2010-2012||PRD|
|Antonio López Orozco||2012-2015||PRI PVEM|
|Arturo Macías||2015||PRI||Acting municipal president|
|Aarón César Buenrostro Contreras||2015-2018||PRI PVEM|
|Enrique Gabriel Buenrostro Ahued||2018-2021||PAN PRD MC|
|José Luis López Cervantes||2021||PAN PRD MC||Acting municipal president|
|Antonio Porfirio Casillas Díaz||2021-||PRI|
- Citypopulaton.de Population of Tala municipality with localities
- Tala (Jalisco State Government official site)
- Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México: Tala, Jalisco
- Tala: Diagnóstico del Municipio (Instituto de Información Estadística y Geográfica)
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Jalisco. Tala" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 August 2021.
- "Instituto Electoral y de Participación Ciudadana del Estado de Jalisco, IEPC Jalisco. Proceso electoral de 2018. Integración de Ayuntamientos. Anexo 4. Tala" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 August 2021.