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Lagos de Moreno

Trip Planner Mexico  /  Jalisco  /  Lagos de Moreno
(4.4/5 based on 85 reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Lagos de Moreno is a city and its surrounding municipal area of the same name, located in the extreme northeastern part of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. At the 2010 census the city had a population of 153,817 inhabitants, making it the 6th largest city in the state of Jalisco.The city serves as the municipal seat of the municipality, which has an area of 2,648.22 km² (1,022.48 sq mi) and a population of 153,817 inhabitants, and includes many other outlying small communities, the largest of which are Paso de Cuarenta (San Miguel de Cuarenta) and Los Azulitos.Lagos de Moreno is called by Mexicans, with some hyperbole, the "Athens of Jalisco" because of the numerous writers and poets who were born there.Important industries include food processing, including milk and dairy products, vegetable oils, and meats, and manufacturing, of footwear and agricultural machinery.HistoryThe city was founded on March 31, 1563 by the Mayor of the Plains of Teocaltiche, Captain Don Hernando Martel a.k.a. Hernán Gallegos, and named Villa de Santa Maria de los Lagos.DNA studies of the area of Jalisco are enlightening yet normal for people of Western European descent.The city was renamed Lagos de Moreno in memory of insurgent General Pedro Moreno (1775-1817), who led the struggle for independence from Spain. The old pre-Hispanic name of the city was Pechichitlán or Teziziatlan. It was the great capital city of the Chichimecatlalli Empire, founded by Ahnuvic-VII about 1028 B.C.
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