Badiraguato Municipality

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Badiraguato Municipality
Municipio de Badiraguato
Municipality
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Seal
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Location of the municipality in Sinaloa
Coordinates: 25°21′46″N107°33′05″W / 25.36278°N 107.55139°W / 25.36278; -107.55139
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Coat of arms of Sinaloa.svg Sinaloa
Seat Badiraguato
No. of Sindicaturas 15
Foundation 1915
Government
   Municipal president Ángel Robles Bañuelos
Area
  Total 5,864.75 km2 (2,264.39 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 29,999 [1]
Time zone Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
  Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Website Official website

Municipality of Badiraguato is a municipality in Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. [2] The seat of the municipality is in the small town of Badiraguato.

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.

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.

Badiraguato Place in Sinaloa, Mexico

Badiraguato is a small city and seat of the Badiraguato Municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It stands at 25°21′47″N107°33′06″W. According to 2010 census, the city reported 3,725 inhabitants. It is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most powerful drug lord.

The municipality is in the Sierra Madre Occidental.

Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range

The Sierra Madre Occidental is a major mountain range system of the North American Cordillera, that runs northwest–southeast through northwestern and western Mexico, and along the Gulf of California. The Sierra Madre is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of mountain ranges that form the western 'backbone' of North America, Central America, South America and West Antarctica.

It is the birthplace of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, Mexico's most powerful drug lord. [3]

Political subdivision

Badiraguato Municipality is subdivided in 15 sindicaturas:

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References

  1. "Main results by locality 2010". INEGI. 2010.
  2. "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved January 11, 2010.
  3. Stephey, M.J. (13 May 2009). "Joaquin Guzman Loera: Billionaire Drug Lord". Times. Retrieved 24 January 2012.

Coordinates: 25°21′46″N107°33′05″W / 25.36278°N 107.55139°W / 25.36278; -107.55139

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