|Municipality and city|
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
|• Total||463.67 km2 (179.02 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 5557.
Tonaya, Jalisco is a city of Catholicism. In the 1800s the church of Tonaya was built, for the last 200 years it has stayed the tallest building in Tonaya signaling high authority in the religious area of the city. But the biggest religious story of Tonaya is the story of the goddess that protects the city by the name of "La Virgen De Tonaya". Her physical form has been said to have only been seen by very few people in the nearby mountains. It is also said that her spirit resides in a doll that was made to replicate her located in the church. Every year she is taken out of her church viewing spot and carried through the streets of Tonaya to be seen by the whole population of the city.
- "Tonaya". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
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