Carichí

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Carichí
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Municipality of Carichí in Chihuahua
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Carichí
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°55′N107°03′W / 27.917°N 107.050°W / 27.917; -107.050 Coordinates: 27°55′N107°03′W / 27.917°N 107.050°W / 27.917; -107.050
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Carichí
Elevation 2,080 m (6,820 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,672
Time zone Pacific (US Mountain) (UTC−7)
  Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC−6)
Demonym Carichiteco

Carichí is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name.

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.

Municipalities are the second-level administrative divisions of Mexico, where the first-level administrative division is the state. As of the establishment of two new municipalities in Chiapas in September 2017, there are 2,448 municipalities in Mexico, not including the 16 delegaciones of Mexico City. The internal political organization and their responsibilities are outlined in the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution and detailed in the constitutions of the states to which they belong.

The town was founded as a Jesuit mission (Misión de Jesús de Carachí) on 18 November 1675. Its name comes from the Tarahumara name Güerocarichí. Prior to 24 August 1982, the town was officially known by the alternative name Carichic.

Society of Jesus male religious congregation of the Catholic Church

The Society of Jesus is a scholarly religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. The members are called Jesuits. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations. Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits also give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, sponsor direct social ministries, and promote ecumenical dialogue.

The Tarahumara language is a Mexican indigenous language of the Uto-Aztecan language family spoken by around 70,000 Tarahumara (Rarámuri/Ralámuli) people in the state of Chihuahua, according to an estimate by the government of Mexico.

As of 2010, the town of Carichí had a population of 1,672., [1] up from 1,478 as of 2005. [2]

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References

  1. "Carichí". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Carichí". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2008-08-22.