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Atotonilco El Alto
—  Municipality and city  —

Coat of arms
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Atotonilco El Alto is located in Mexico
Atotonilco El Alto
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°32′N 102°30′W / 20.533°N 102.5°W / 20.533; -102.5
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 - Total 638.15 km2 (246.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 51,798

Atotonilco El Alto is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 638.15 km².

Atotonilco (pronounced ah-toe-toe-NEAL-co) means Atotonilco (Náhuatl: "place of the hot waters") El Alto means The High for honor Cristero War. Many people who fight with government for anti-christ, thousands killed in war over hill by Atotonilco El Alto.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 51,798.[1]

Atotonilco El Alto municipality has 112 towns of Milpillas, El Portezuelo, La Santa Rosa, La Cofradia, San Francisco de Asís, Jalisco, Santa Elena, San José Casas Caídas, La Guadalupana, San Joaquin, El Gobernador, Ojo de Agua de Moran, El Agua Caliente, El Nacimiento, San Jose del Valle, San Joaquin, San Antonio de Fernandez, Nuevo Valle, Margaritas, La Purisma, Los Adobes and mores.

History

The first foundation of the town occurred in 1528, by the monarch Purepecha Tzintzincha Caltzonzin. The conquest of this region was conducted in June 1530 by Nuño de Guzmán. The conquest of this region was conducted in June 1530 by Nuño de Guzmán. His first gift was encomendero Martin del Campo and its evangelization in charge of Franciscan friars. His first gift was encomendero Martin del Campo and its Evangelization in charge of Franciscan Friars. Atotonilco in 1551 was given in the commends conquistador Andrés de Villanueva. Atotonilco in 1551 was given in encomienda to conquistador Andrés de Villanueva. In November 1824, the State Congress, provided that the people of Atotonilco hereafter have title of town and also became the head of department and including Arandas Ayo el Chico. In November 1824, Congress of State, ruled that the village of Atotonilco hereafter have title of town and also became the head of department and including Arandas, Jalisco and Ayotlán, Jalisco. Subsequently, May 15, 1868 to be governor of Jalisco Antonio Gómez Cuervo, which ruled that the population of the High Atotonilco becomes city category conserved to date. Subsequently, the 15th of May 1868 to be governor of Jalisco Antonio Gómez Cuervo, which ruled that the population of the city becomes High Atotonilco category conserved to date.

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