Place:Rincón de Romos, Aguascalientes, Mexico


NameRincón de Romos
Alt namesRincón de Romossource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates22.233°N 102.317°W
Located inAguascalientes, Mexico
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Rincón de Romos is a municipality and city in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. Located at in the northern part of the state, the city serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality Rincón de Romos.

As of 2010, the city had a total population of 27,988.

Most of the inhabitants of Rincón de Romos are Catholic. Rincón de Romos celebrates a "Fiesta" to the Señor de las Angustias on January with dances and pyrotechnic games. There is a church to him downtown. Most of the locals work as teachers. The city was once home to a priest named Padre Nieves who people believed made miracles. He has a church in the city, and many people go to Rincón de Romos to pray for miracles. Rincón de Romos has the biggest rural hospital ruled by the government of Aguascalientes.

Rincón de Romos is a town located in the central-northern region of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In 1639, the Real Audiencia of Guadalajara authorized the creation of a little town, which became known throughout time as Chora. In 1658, Captain Diego Romo de Vivar y Pérez, a member of a noble family belonging to the House of Vivar, bought the majority of the land of Hacienda de Rincón from Don Pedro Rincon of Arteaga. This deal combined both names and changed the town name of Chora to Rincón de Romos. Its coordinates are 102°19’ E longitude, and 22°14’ N latitude, with an altitude of 1,940 meters above sea level.

Rincón de Romos borders the municipality of Cosío on the north, Pabellón de Arteaga to the south, Tepezalá on the east and San Jose de Gracia on the west. It is divided into 64 towns, of which the most important are the municipal capitals: Rincón de Romos, the town of Pabellón de Hidalgo, Pablo Escaleras, San Jacinto and El Bajio. It makes up a surface area of 372.93 square meters, representing 6.7% of the state’s territory. Rincón de Romos is part of the province of the Sierra Madre Occidental. In the province of the Mesa Central are semi-flat zones in the center and northeastern parts of the city, as well as flat areas in the center and northeast between the Fria and Loreto mountains.

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