Water as a Detonator of a Model of Communitarian Sustainable Development: The Case of Villa García Márquez at La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico

Published at Saturday 07 November 2020

State of Jalisco is located in the western part of México, is one of the most important states in the country, as much by the wealth and fertility of its lands. The extension is 80.137 Km2 and it represents the 4,1% of the surface of the national territory. Jalisco is constituted by a total of 125 municipalities grouped in 12 regions. The Region 04, or La Ciénega, is constituted by 13 municipalities; one of them is La Barca. La Barca is a town of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is located in the east of the state, in the Ciénega Region. Its territorial extension is of 379,48 km2 . It represents the 0.475% of the total surfaces of Jalisco. The municipality has 59.990 inhabitants and they mainly dedicate to the agriculture. It is a famous municipality in the region by its cream and cheese. The extreme coordinates of La Barca are of 20º15' 30 " to 20º26' 45 " of North latitude and of 102º20' 40 " to 102º21' 20 " of west longitude; to a height of 1,530 meters on the level of the sea. The adjacent municipalities to La Barca are; to the north Ocotlán, Atotonilco Alto and Ayotlán; to the east Ayotlán and state of Michoacán; to the south state of Michoacán; to the west with the municipalities of Jamay and Ocotlán. La Barca is located nearby the Lerma River in the south. 


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