Chínipas de Almada

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Chínipas de Almada
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Chínipas de Almada is located in Chínipas Municipality
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Chínipas de Almada
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°24′N108°32′W / 27.400°N 108.533°W / 27.400; -108.533 Coordinates: 27°24′N108°32′W / 27.400°N 108.533°W / 27.400; -108.533
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Chínipas
Mission established 31 December 1626
Population (2010) [1]
  Total 1,934
Postal code33360
Demonym Chinipense

Chínipas de Almada is a town in the south-western portion of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, in the Sierra Madre Occidental. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Chínipas.

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.

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.

The name honours Francisco R. Almada, a historian and two-time governor of Chihuahua born in the town; the "de Almada" suffix was added by the State Congress on 17 June 1976, when Chínipas served as the state capital for one day.

Francisco R. Almada was a Mexican teacher, investigator, historian and politician. He served as governor of the state of Chihuahua on two occasions.

Governor of Chihuahua chief executive of the Mexican state of Chihuahua

According to the Political Constitution of the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, Executive Power in that Mexican state resides with a single individual, the Constitutional Governor of the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, who is chosen for a period of six years and cannot for any reason be re-elected. The term of governor begins on October 4 of the year of the election and finishes on October 3 after six years have elapsed. Gubernatorial elections are held two years prior to presidential elections.

As of 2010, Chínipas de Almada had a population of 1,934, [1] up from 1,398 as of 2005. [2]

Chínipas was founded as a mission town by the Jesuits Pedro Juan Castini and Julio Pascual on 31 December 1626. They were both killed, and the mission destroyed, during a Native war against the Spaniards, specifically on 1 February 1632. The mission was rebuilt, slightly down-stream, in 1676.

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.

Gold was found locally in 1798, which led to the towns rapid expansion with European settlers in the late 19th century. Well known local family names include Piero, Sarracino the Santinis from Italy, Balderrama from Spain, the Schultzes from Germany, the Russos from Sicily, the O'Leary's from Ireland (now spelled Alire), the Bridge's from England (now spelled Breach) and the Willis' from England (now spelled Villis). [3] The largest mine was called the Palmarejo and was British owned. The equipment was manufactured in England, shipped to Guaymas on the Sonora coast, transported by mule or donkey to San Bernardo, Sonora and then by over the mountain on peoples backs. [3]

Guaymas city in Sonora, Mexico

Guaymas is a city in Guaymas Municipality, in the southwest part of the state of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico. The city is 117 km south of the state capital of Hermosillo, and 242 miles from the U.S. border. The municipality is located on the Gulf of California and the western edge of the Sonoran Desert and has a hot, dry climate and 117 km of beaches. The municipality’s formal name is Guaymas de Zaragoza and the city’s formal name is the Heróica Ciudad de Guaymas.

Sonora State of Mexico

Sonora, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora, is one of 31 states that, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 federal entities of United Mexican States. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo. Sonora is bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the U.S.–Mexico border with the states of Arizona and New Mexico, and on the west has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.

San Bernardo is a village in Sonora, Mexico.

Climate

Climate data for Chinipas (1951-2010)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F) 38.0
(100.4)
42.0
(107.6)
41.5
(106.7)
44.0
(111.2)
48.0
(118.4)
49.0
(120.2)
46.0
(114.8)
42.0
(107.6)
45.0
(113)
44.0
(111.2)
42.0
(107.6)
37.5
(99.5)
49.0
(120.2)
Average high °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
25.7
(78.3)
29.1
(84.4)
32.3
(90.1)
35.7
(96.3)
38.6
(101.5)
35.7
(96.3)
34.6
(94.3)
33.8
(92.8)
30.9
(87.6)
26.6
(79.9)
23.3
(73.9)
30.8
(87.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
17.6
(63.7)
20.3
(68.5)
22.8
(73)
26.3
(79.3)
30.3
(86.5)
28.9
(84)
28.4
(83.1)
27.7
(81.9)
24.2
(75.6)
19.5
(67.1)
16.2
(61.2)
23.1
(73.6)
Average low °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.4
(52.5)
13.3
(55.9)
16.9
(62.4)
21.9
(71.4)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72)
21.5
(70.7)
17.4
(63.3)
12.4
(54.3)
9.0
(48.2)
15.5
(59.9)
Record low °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
0.0
(32)
3.0
(37.4)
4.0
(39.2)
7.0
(44.6)
6.0
(42.8)
12.5
(54.5)
13.0
(55.4)
15.0
(59)
7.0
(44.6)
2.0
(35.6)
−6.0
(21.2)
−6
(21.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.7
(1.642)
25.4
(1)
11.0
(0.433)
7.4
(0.291)
8.1
(0.319)
81.7
(3.217)
253.9
(9.996)
219.4
(8.638)
133.3
(5.248)
55.5
(2.185)
28.5
(1.122)
46.8
(1.843)
912.7
(35.933)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.0 2.3 1.1 0.7 0.9 5.6 15.8 13.7 8.3 3.2 2.0 3.0 59.6
Source: Servicio Meteorológico National [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Chínipas". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Chinipas". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  3. 1 2 Richard Grant. God's Middle Finger. 2008. Pages 170-73.
  4. "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010". National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved December 8, 2012.