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The town is located within the Municipality of Cusihuiriachi in Chihuahua
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Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°14′28″N106°50′12″W / 28.24111°N 106.83667°W / 28.24111; -106.83667 Coordinates: 28°14′28″N106°50′12″W / 28.24111°N 106.83667°W / 28.24111; -106.83667
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Cusihuiriachi
Elevation 2,017 m (6,617 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 63
Postal code33240
Demonym Cusihuiriachiteco

Cusihuiriachi is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Although it is now practically a ghost town, it serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. "Cusihuiriachi" is a Tarahumara word meaning "erect pole". [1]

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Cusihuiriachi's population has fallen dramatically over the past century, from 1,755 in 1900 to 75 in 2005. By the 2010 census, it was down to 63. [2] This was largely due to the closure of the local silver mines.

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  1. Cusihuiriachi Enciclopedia de los municipios de México
  2. 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived May 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine .