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Title: Teocaltiche  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Municipalities of Jalisco, Jalisco, San Juan de los Lagos, Los Altos (Jalisco), Gómez Farías Municipality, Jalisco
Collection: Municipalities of Jalisco, Populated Places in Jalisco
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Teocaltiche (Nahuatl: Teocaltillitzin "place near the temple") is a city 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 city.

The city is also known for its tourism, for example, the "Hospital de los Indios" (or alternately "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 of 1530 on the order of Nuño de Guzmán.

Jose Luis Sandoval Jimenez, probably its most representative citizen, has been named "Ambassador of Teocaltiche to the World". Jose Luis and his family currently reside in Mexico City.

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,

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