Tanquián de Escobedo

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Tanquián de Escobedo
Municipality and town
Country Mexico
StateSan Luis Potosí
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Tanquián de Escobedo is a town and municipality in San Luis Potosí in central Mexico.[1]

Tanquian en San Luis Potosí

Tanquián de Escobedo is one of the 58 municipality of San Luis Potosí, in México. This municipality is located in the southeastern part of the state, in the Huasteca, this place head has the following coordinates: 98º40" west longitude and 21º36" north latitude, with a height of 50 meters above sea level. Its boundaries are: north, San Vicente Tancuayalab; east, State of Veracruz; south, San Martin Chalchicuautla; west, Tampamolón Crown. Its approximate to the state capital is 349 kilometers away.[2]

This name of this municipality comes for huasteco language and means "Place of Palmas", the current population is built on the ruins of the ancient people that there existed in ancient times. The state legislature issued its decree no. 53 issued on 29 October 1870 in which it is given the status of municipality Tanquian. http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM24sanluispotosi/municipios/24042a.html


It's really important talk about the importance of the archaeological ruins of Tanquian, not explored enough and that surely saved transcendental evidence about the past of the great The Christianization of the Indians in Tanquian the probocaron encomenderos, being the principal of its obligations, but not all met, on the contrary treated the Indians with inhuman slavery, for this reason the Indians returned to the mountains and many places depopulate totally. Tanquian was one of them, consequently following the cessation of agricultural work.Huasteca culture.

This huasteco place was a very, but lost its preeminence to suffer huasteca the violent eruption of the Nahua - Mexicans, as the Aztec emperors conquered in the fifteenth century, subjecting it to a state of vassalage which ended with the arrival of the Spaniards who destroyed the Aztec empire in 1521. Encomenderos were the ancestors of the landowners, who owned large farms by the end of the seventeenth century. In Tanquian as in many other parts of the Huasteca, they suffered ongoing abuses of the landowners. Because of that the region of the current municipality of Tanquian leaving this town in the area, the principal, totally abandoned for many years until, having more bonancibles circumstances was repopulated again in the mid-eighteenth century depopulated.[3]


  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM24sanluispotosi/municipios/24042a.html
  3. ^ http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM24sanluispotosi/municipios/24042a.html

Coordinates: 21°36′N 98°40′W / 21.600°N 98.667°W / 21.600; -98.667