Teocaltiche (Nahuatl languages: Teocaltillitzin "place near the temple") is a town and municipality in the central-western Mexican state of Jalisco. It 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.

Teocaltiche
Municipality and Town
Teocaltiche.jpg
Coat of arms of Teocaltiche
Nickname(s): 
Teocal
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Teocaltiche is located in Mexico
Teocaltiche
Teocaltiche
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°15′N 102°23′W / 21.250°N 102.383°W / 21.250; -102.383
Country Mexico
StateJalisco Jalisco
MunicipalityTeocaltiche
Settled1187
Founded1530
Incorporated (Municipality)November 22, 1869
Government
 • TypeAyuntamiento
 • Municipal Pres.Jose Luis Martínez Velázquez
 • Municipal TrusteeNoemí Pérez Villegas
 • ControllerDaniel Loera Martínez
 • TreasurerOlga Lidia Segovia Hernández
 • Municipal ClerkPorfirio García Bolaños
Area
 • Total895.6 km2 (345.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total36,976
 • Demonym
Chapulin or Chapulines
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

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.

IndustryEdit

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.

Notable people from TeocalticheEdit

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