Granados, Sonora

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Granados
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Saint Isidro Labrador Church, local temple
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Granados
Coordinates: 29°52′N109°17′W / 29.867°N 109.283°W / 29.867; -109.283 Coordinates: 29°52′N109°17′W / 29.867°N 109.283°W / 29.867; -109.283
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Area
  Total361.27 km2 (139.49 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
  Total938
  Density2.6/km2 (6.7/sq mi)

Granados is the municipal seat of Granados Municipality in the northeast of the Mexican state of Sonora. The municipal area is 361.27 km2, and the population was 1,235 in 2000 (3.48 inhabitants/km2). By 2005 the population had decreased to 938 due to emigration due to insufficient educational infrastructure and the lack of job opportunities. The population of the municipal seat was 1,228 according to the 2000 census. [1] [2]

Granados Municipality is a municipality in Sonora in north-western Mexico.

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.

The terrain is mountainous and the average annual temperature is 19 °C. The rainy season is from July to September and the average annual rainfall is 485.9 mm.

Subsistence agriculture and cattle raising are the main economic activities. The main crops are corn and beans and grasses for fodder. Calves are exported to the United States of America.

Subsistence agriculture self-sufficiency farming

Subsistence agriculture occurs when farmers grow food crops to feed themselves and their families. In subsistence agriculture, farm output is targeted to survival and is mostly for local requirements with little or no surplus trade. The typical subsistence farm has a range of crops and animals needed by the family to feed and clothe themselves during the year. Planting decisions are made principally with an eye toward what the family will need during the coming year, and secondarily toward market prices. Tony Waters writes: "Subsistence peasants are people who grow what they eat, build their own houses, and live without regularly making purchases in the marketplace."

United States Federal republic in North America

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

The town was named after Don José Joaquín Granados y Gálvez, second bishop of Sonora from 1788 to 1794.

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References

  1. "Wayback Machine". www.e-local.gob.mx (in Spanish). 1 December 2008.
  2. (INEGI), Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. "Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)". www.inegi.gob.mx (in Spanish).