Ahuacatlán, Nayarit

Ahuacatlán is both a municipality and a municipal seat in the Mexican state of Nayarit. It is located in the southeastern part of the state and has boundaries with the following municipalities: in the north with San Pedro Lagunillas, Santa María del Oro and Jala; in the south with the state of Jalisco and the municipality of Amatlán de Cañas; in the east with Ixtlán del Río, Jala and Amatlán de Cañas; and in the west with San Pedro Lagunillas. For location on a map see [http://encarta.msn.com/map_701518083/Ahuacatlan.html]

The area of the municipality is 466.60 square kilometers and the population was 14,114 in 2005. The municipal seat had a population of 6,819 in 2005. [http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/nayarit/mpios/18002a.htm]

The name Ahuacatlán, means "place where there is a lot of avocado", coming from the Nahuatl words "Tlan", which means place; and "Ahua" which means "avocado".

The main economic activity is agriculture with the growing of sugarcane, maize, sorghum, peanuts, and beans. There is also cattle and pig raising. Small industries produce molasses, tequila, and building materials.

See also

*Municipalities of Nayarit

External links

* [http://www.ahuacatlannay.gob.mx/ Gobierno Municipal]
* [http://www.rivieranayarit.com/ Official Website of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico]

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