Villa Corona

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Villa Corona
Municipality and city
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Villa Corona is located in Mexico
Villa Corona
Villa Corona
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°14′30″N 103°37′0″W / 20.24167°N 103.61667°W / 20.24167; -103.61667Coordinates: 20°14′30″N 103°37′0″W / 20.24167°N 103.61667°W / 20.24167; -103.61667
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 179.37 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 15,196[1]
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Villa Corona is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 179.37 km².

In 1160, several families left Aztlán, forming two large migrant groups. One group went to the north of what is now Jalisco, and the other group towards the Pacific region. The group that migrated towards Jalisco arrived at what is now Villa Corona in approximately 1250. One of the tribes decided to stay for their love of hunting and fishing. They were promptly accepted by the locals, all thanks to their peaceful and pacifist ways. It is likely that during these days the name Tizapanito (initially Tizapantzinco) was conceived, a name which means place on the white land.

Decree No. 242 of September 1871 stated that the political police station, Tizapanito, split from the municipality of Ameca and was added to the town of Cocula. On May 31, 1918, Decree No. 1899, issued on June 5, and in the first article, erected the municipality with the name of Villa Corona. Agapito Aguayo was approved as its first mayor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa Corona". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on June 7, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Villa Corona - lugar "sobre la tierra blanca"". Gobierno Municipal de Villa Corona. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 

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