Villa Purificación

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Villa Purificación
Municipality and city
Main plaza
Main plaza
Villa Purificación is located in Jalisco
Villa Purificación
Villa Purificación
Location in Mexico
Villa Purificación is located in Mexico
Villa Purificación
Villa Purificación
Villa Purificación (Mexico)
Coordinates: 19°34′N 104°23′W / 19.567°N 104.383°W / 19.567; -104.383Coordinates: 19°34′N 104°23′W / 19.567°N 104.383°W / 19.567; -104.383
Country Mexico
StateJalisco
Area
 • Total1,937.61 km2 (748.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total10,975
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Villa Purificación is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 1937.61 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 10,975.[1]

History and tourism[edit]

In 1532 Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán sent Captain Juan Fernández de Híjar to the province of El Tuito and crowned them to look for a place in order to found a villa. In this virtue, Fernández de Híjar with 25 soldiers marched south and founded on February 2, 1533 the Villa of Purification in the valley of Tecomatlán and also established the first chapel in the now state of Jalisco. Upon the arrival of the Spaniards, Purification belongs to a small province populated by Indians from Saulam, or Sayula, formed by the villages of Tenzitlán, Xirosto, Jew, Pampochin, Amborí, La Silla, Cuxmalán, Carrion and Melahuacan as the headboard. The conquest of this region is due to Francisco Cortés de San Buenaventura, in 1525, remaining within the province. Tourist and Cultural Attractions:

Historical Monuments[edit]

The Parish of the Candelaria.

Parties[edit]

The Candelaria festival, from January 24 to February 2. The bullfighting party is held for ten days from Easter Sunday.

Music[edit]

Mariachi. Banda Music.

Crafts[edit]

Huaraches, wooden furniture, saddles and pottery are manufactured.

Gastronomy[edit]

Jackals, prawns, birria, pozole, tamales, often and mole; sweets made with milk; tequila and raicillla

Touristic centres[edit]

You can admire the Parroquia de la Candelaria and the petroglyphs in Chacala; and the natural heritage formed by the forests located in the northern, southern and eastern part of the municipality; the Sierra de la Silleta and the Cacoma Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa Purificación". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 20, 2009.