Ahumada Municipality

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Municipality of Ahumada in Chihuahua
Coordinates: 30°37′N106°31′W / 30.617°N 106.517°W / 30.617; -106.517 Coordinates: 30°37′N106°31′W / 30.617°N 106.517°W / 30.617; -106.517
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seatVilla Ahumada
Area
  Total17,131.5 km2 (6,614.5 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
  Total11,457
Website http://www.ahumada.gob.mx/ Blue pencil.svg

Ahumada is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Villa Ahumada. The municipality covers an area of 17,131.5 km².

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Chihuahua is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into 67 municipalities. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, Chihuahua is the 11th most populous state with 3,554,877 inhabitants and the largest by land area spanning 247,798.08 square kilometres (95,675.37 sq mi).

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As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 11,457, [1] down from 11,727 as of 2005. [2]

The municipality had 553 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) was: Villa Ahumada (8,575), classified as urban. [1]

Geography

Towns and villages

NamePopulation (2005)
Villa Ahumada8,753
Moctezuma129
Ojo Caliente509
Álamos de Peña326
Carrizal102
Total Municipality11,727

Villa Ahumada

Villa Ahumada (officially Miguel Ahumada) is a town and seat of the municipality of Ahumada in the state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico. It is located along Highway 45, about 130 km south of Ciudad Juárez and 247 km north of the city of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town had a population of 8,575. [1]

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

Federal Highway 45 (Fed. 45) is the free (libre) part of the federal highways corridors, and connects Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua through the Chihuahuan Desert to Panales, Hidalgo.

Ciudad Juárez City in Chihuahua, Mexico

Ciudad Juárez is the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The city is commonly referred to by locals as simply Juárez, and was known as Paso del Norte until 1888. Juárez is the seat of the municipality of Juárez with an estimated population of 1.5 million people. The city lies on the Rio Grande river, south of El Paso, Texas, United States. Together with the surrounding areas, the cities form El Paso–Juárez, the second largest binational metropolitan area on the Mexico–U.S. border, with a combined population of over 2.7 million people.

The city has several roadside restaurants and burrito stands and is known for its good cheese.

Burrito Mexican dish consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling

A burrito is a dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine that consists of a flour tortilla with various other ingredients. It is wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder that can be picked up, in contrast to a taco, where the tortilla is simply folded around the fillings. The tortilla is sometimes lightly grilled or steamed to soften it, make it more pliable, and allow it to adhere to itself when wrapped. A wet burrito, however, is covered in sauce and is therefore generally eaten with silverware.

Villa Ahumada entered the international news in 2008 when it was terrorized for several hours by an out of town gang. This was presumably part of the wave of drug-smuggling related violence in Mexico that resulted in about 4,000 deaths between early 2007 and mid-2008. At the night of May 19, 2008, dozens of men drove through town, firing assault rifles and killing the police chief, two police officers and three civilians, and abducting at least 10 people. The remaining policemen then left, and the state and federal governments sent troops to restore order. Officials did not offer a theory about the perpetrators. According to local rumors, the town's drug dealers had been aligned with police and were linked to the Juárez Cartel. After a local drug boss was killed and another arrested, a rival gang was possibly trying to take over the drug trade along the route from Ciudad Juárez to the state of Sinaloa. [3] A similar attack occurred on February 10, 2009, in which 9 people were apparently kidnapped and driven to a ranch near El Vergel. The Mexican military pursued the assailants and 21 people were killed in the shootout. [4]

The Juárez Cartel, also known as the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Organization, is a Mexican drug cartel based in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, across the Mexico—U.S. border from El Paso, Texas. The cartel is one of several drug trafficking organizations that have been known to decapitate their rivals, mutilate their corpses and dump them in public places to instill fear not only into the general public, but also into local law enforcement and their rivals, the Sinaloa Cartel. The Juárez Cartel has an armed wing known as La Línea, a Juarez street gang that usually performs the executions. It also uses the Barrio Azteca gang to attack its enemies.

Sinaloa State of Mexico

Sinaloa, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales.

A number of small mining districts are located in the hills around Villa Ahumada, and the area is noted for its crystal specimens of wulfenite and other minerals. [5]

Carrizal

Carrizal is a rural community located in Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico. It had a population of 102 inhabitants at the 2010 census, [6] and is situated at an elevation of 1,120 meters above sea level.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Ahumada". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Ahumada". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
  3. Drug Massacre Leaves a Mexican Town Terrorized, The New York Times, May 31, 2008
  4. http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11672249?source=most_emailed%5B%5D
  5. Geologic Reconnaissance of the Sierra Del Kilo, Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico; J. Alfredo Cervantes R.;Colorado State University, 1983 - 220 pages
  6. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (2010). "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)".