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Municipality and Town
Coat of arms of Teocaltiche
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Teocal
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Teocaltiche is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°15′N 102°23′W / 21.250°N 102.383°W / 21.250; -102.383
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco Jalisco
Municipality Teocaltiche
Settled 1187
Founded 1530
Incorporated (Municipality) November 22, 1869
 • Type Ayuntamiento
 • Municipal Pres. Jose Luis Martínez Velázquez
 • Municipal Trustee Noemí Pérez Villegas
 • Controller Daniel Loera Martínez
 • Treasurer Olga Lidia Segovia Hernández
 • Municipal Clerk Porfirio García Bolaños
 • Total 895.6 km2 (345.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 36,976
 • Demonym Chapulin or Chapulines
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Teocaltiche (Nahuatl languages: Teocaltillitzin "place near the temple") is a town and municipality in the central-western Mexican state of Jalisco. Teocaltiche is located in the northeastern highlands region of Jalisco, commonly referred to in Spanish as "Los Altos de Jalisco". The grasshopper or "chapulin" is a popular icon for the town.

The town is also known for its tourism, for example, the "Hospital de los Indios" (or alternatively "la Capilla") is a chapel in the city centre and the oldest standing building of Teocaltiche, built approximately in the year 1546 by the Spanish conquistadors. Teocaltiche is one of the oldest settlements with Hispanic influence from the time of the Spanish conquest. The territory was conquered by Cristóbal de Oñate and Manuel de Ibarra in March 1530 on the order of Nuño de Guzmán.

The kiosk on the central municipal plazza in front of the Presidencia.


Main manufacture of the region is agricultural products and livestock. The farmers raise horses, cows, sheep, pigs, poultry, and goats. Agriculture includes the production of onions, corn, oats, beans, and alfalfa. There are also many artisans that sell hand-crafted goods.


External links

  • Teocaltiche travel
  • Tourism site
  • Government site
  • Tourism social network

Coordinates: 21°15′00″N 102°22′59″W / 21.250°N 102.383°W / 21.250; -102.383

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