Tlajomulco de Zúñiga is a vibrant city located in the state of Jalisco in central-western Mexico. As the third most populous city in the municipality of the same name, it forms part of the Guadalajara metropolitan area, lying to the southeast of it. With an area of 636.93 km2 and a population of over 400,000 people, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga has much to offer visitors.
One of the most unique aspects of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga is its toponymy. The name comes from the Nahuatl tlalli (land), xomulli (corner) and co (place), which is interpreted as ‘Land in the corner’. Its historical background dates back to the time when the Nahua people were here. The region of Tlajomulco belonged to the lordship of Tonallan and the inhabitants were called Tlajomulcas. In 1266, during the time of the King Tlajomulpilli, the town became powerful, dominating what today is known as Tala, Acatlán and other nearby towns. Tlajomulco was founded with the authority of Lord De Tonalá, in appreciation to Pitláloc, Copaya, Pilili and Totoch, for resisting the invasion of the Purépecha.
As part of the Guadalajara metropolitan area, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga has a thriving industrial base and is a large commercial area. Its proximity to Guadalajara International Airport also makes it a convenient destination for travelers. However, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga is much more than just a commercial hub. The municipality has the distinction of being the only one in Mexico with seven cities (localities) of over 25,000 inhabitants. It is also the only one with 20 localities of over 10,000 inhabitants. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:
– Tlajomulco de Zúñiga
– San Agustín
– Santa Cruz de las Flores
– San Sebastián el Grande
– Fraccionamiento Real del Valle
– El Salto
With its rich history and diverse communities, there’s something for everyone in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s cultural heritage, enjoying its natural beauty, or simply relaxing with some authentic Mexican cuisine, you’re sure to find plenty of things to see and do in this charming destination.