Bachíniva Municipality

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Bachíniva
Municipality
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Municipality of Bachíniva in Chihuahua
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Bachíniva
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°48′N107°53′W / 28.800°N 107.883°W / 28.800; -107.883 Coordinates: 28°48′N107°53′W / 28.800°N 107.883°W / 28.800; -107.883
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Bachíniva
Area
  Total 1,691.9 km2 (653.2 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 6,011

Bachíniva is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Bachíniva. The municipality covers an area of 1,691.9 km².

Municipalities of Chihuahua Wikimedia list article

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).

Mexico country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Bachíniva Town in Chihuahua, Mexico

Bachíniva is a town and county in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. The town serves as the county seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name]]. It was founded by Franciscan missionaries on September 8, 1660 as Santa María de Nativitas Bachiniva. Bachiniva is a Raramuri native Indian word which means the place of the wild pumpkin flower. With the arrival of the Franciscan missionaries to the area, most natives left their settlement rejecting the evangelization process of the catholic church. Some of the natives however were converted to the new religion and the mission of Santa Maria de Nativitas Bachinva was founded with a church that still stands today. Later on, Spanish and Mexican immigrants from Spain and the south of Mexico settled in the area along the fertile lands of the Santa Maria river. The Spanish missionaries found the area ideal for the growing and production of apples and they planted the first apple trees in the late 1600s and ever since the people of this municipality have been growing great apple crop along with other fruits and agricultural products. The apple production though is the main economic activity of the Bachiniva municipality.

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 6,011, [1] down from 7,242 as of 2005. [2]

As of 2010, the town of Bachíniva had a population of 2,109. [1] Other than the town of Bachíniva, the municipality had 117 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) was: El Porvenir (1,071), classified as rural. [1]

The head of the municipality was founded in 1660 by the Orden de San Francisco de Asís, and was originally named Santa María de Nativitas de Bachimba, which was changed years later to the current Bachíniva. [3]

Bachíniva is self-named the Apple Paradise, as it is home to many apple orchards. Many of the jobs in the municipality come from these orchards.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Bachíniva". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Bachiniva". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on May 19, 2007. Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2008-11-08.