New Galicia


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New Galicia:

see Nueva GaliciaNueva Galicia
, Spanish colonial administrative region, W Mexico, comprising roughly the present states of Jalisco and Nayarit with S Sinaloa. Conquered (1529–31) by Nuño de Guzmán and later governed by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, the territory was
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In this same year, Guzman was called before the Spanish crown to report on his spending and conquests, and would never return to the lands that would be rebaptized "New Galicia," whose designated capital was Compostela.
Today you can still find local products bearing the stamp "Galicia"--a holdover from when Tonala was, for a time, the seat of government of brutal Guzman's self-proclaimed New Galicia empire.
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