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Aguascalientes, Mexico

How Aguascalientes came to be

Jamal B.

on 9 March 2015

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General Knowlege
Area Size
2112² Meters
No Official Flag
Coat of Arms
In 22 October 1517, Aguascalientes was founded by Juan de Matro.
It was a postal service rest stop between the city of Zacatecas and Mexico city.
One day Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna met a girl names Maria Luisa Villa, and Santa Anna said he would give her anything for a kiss
One day Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna met a girl named Maria Luisa Villa, he told her he would do anything for a kiss.
Aguascalientes was originally named Villa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de las Aguas Calientes meaning Home of Our Lady of the Assumption of the Hot Springs.
The indigenous groups of this region included the Caxcanes farmers in the southwest, the nomadic Zacatecos in the north and the Guachichiles in the east.
Victory was finally achieved because of the constitution of Mexico 24.
The People in the romantic version are Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and Maria Luisa Villa.
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was a great general who defeated the American forces caught at the Alamo in 1836.
He also defended Mexico from a French attack on Veracruz.
He was a great general and he was president five times, but was also exiled twice. He died in poverty in 1876
Maria Luisa Villa was a beautiful women who kissed Santa Anna in exchange for independence for Aguascalientes.
And that's all for the independence of Aguascalientes. Now for the present!
Aguascalientes has many different holidays including Año Nuevo, Día de la Constitución, and Primero de Mayo.
It is a small state about the size of Delaware.
The temperature stays pretty constant at a average of 19 degrees Celsius.
The main religion is Roman Catholic, 83% of Aguascalientes is Roman Catholic.
Aguascalientes holds gubernatorial elections every 6 years.
There is almost no unemployment in this state.
About 35% of the land is devoted to agriculture.
Has a growing economy that is fast paced and well.
Hot spring are main attractions in Aguascalientes.
The church of San Diego, or of the "Third Order",was constructed around 1650. It has four wooden altars, those of Saint Joachim, Saint Anne, Saint Joseph and Jesus.
One of the most notable building in Aguascalientes is the Baroque Government Palace, dating from 1664 and constructed out of red volcanic stone, it is known for its hundred arches.
The prominent Baroque Cathedral, begun in 1575, is the oldest building in the city. The tall column in the center of the main square dates from colonial times it held a statue of a Spain's viceroy, which was toppled when the country gained independence the current sculpture on its summit commemorates Mexican independence.
Ninty-four percent of Aguascalientes' people are Roman Catholic, three percent are Evangelic Protestant, two percent are unclaimed and one percent are Jehovah's Witnesses
With the importance of religion in Mexico, you can find a variety of churches. These are the churches located in Aguascalientes San Marcos, Guadeloupe, San Antonio Temple, Main cathedral, Religious Pinacotheca, and Purisima.
But this victory was short lived because it was put back in Zacatecas in 1853.
As a payback the Mexican legislature separated Aguascalientes from Zacatecas. Aguascalientes flourished while Zacatecas suffered from the loss of the fertile land of Aguascalientes.
Zacatecas rebelled against the federal government, so Aguscalientes squashed the rebellion, ransacked Zacatecas, and took a lot of gold.
The romantic version is about Maria Villa and a kiss.
The other version about Zacatecas tells of a rebellion.
The romantic version and the story about Zacatecas.
There are two stories you can tell
about how Aguascalientes gained
its independence from Zacatecas.

Aguascalientes has important cultural and entertainment events. The largest fairs in Mexico is held in Aguascalientes. A big celebration is Festival de las Calaveras or Festival of the Skulls.
It is believed that the city was attacked and destroyed by northern nomadic tribes known as the Chichimecas at about 900 A.D.
The town of El Ocote, inhabited as early as 300 A.D. was the main pre-hispanic center in Aguascalientes. Ceramics, stone utensils, textiles and cave paintings have been discovered in the area.
Now for further detail.
That is how it began.
Her request was Aguascalientes' independence from Zacatecas.
Aguascalientes was considered part of Zacatecas and wanted independence because they wanted more freedom to conduct their business and make their own decisions.
The founders had to face many obstacles like attacks from indigenous tribes that had been banishished from the region, and poverty
By Jamal Braxton
That is all for

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Here is a quick look at Aguascalientes.
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