La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur

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La Paz
Municipality

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Seaside of La Paz
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Coat of arms
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Location of municipality in Baja California Sur
Country Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Flag of Baja California Sur.svg  Baja California Sur
Government
  Municipal president Víctor Castro Cosío (PRD)
Area
  Total 20,274.98 km2 (7,828.21 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 290,286 [1]
 Data source: INEGI
Time zone Pacific (US Mountain) (UTC−7)
  Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC−6)
Website(in Spanish) Ayuntamiento de La Paz
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

La Paz is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Its area of 20,275 km² (7,828.2 sq mi) makes it the municipality in Mexico with the fourth-largest area. [2] It had a population of 290,286 inhabitants in the 2015 census. [1] Its municipal seat, also named La Paz, is the state capital.

Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

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Baja California Sur State of Mexico

Baja California Sur, officially the Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur, is the second-smallest Mexican state by population and the 31st admitted state of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, make up the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

La Paz, Baja California Sur City in Baja California Sur, Mexico

La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. The city had a 2015 census population of 244,219 inhabitants, making it the most populous city in the state. Its metropolitan population is somewhat larger because of the surrounding towns, such as El Centenario, Chametla and San Pedro. It is in La Paz Municipality, which is the fourth-largest municipality in Mexico in geographical size and reported a population of 290,286 inhabitants on a land area of 20,275 km2 (7,828 sq mi).

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Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1970 51,521    
1980 130,427+153.2%
1990 160,970+23.4%
1995 182,418+13.3%
2000 196,907+7.9%
2005 219,596+11.5%
2010 251,871+14.7%
2015 290,286+15.3%
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As of 2015, the municipality had a total population of 290,286. [1]

As of 2015, the city of La Paz had a population of 244,219. [1] Other than the city of La Paz, the municipality had 1,749 localities, the largest of which (with 2015 populations in brackets) were: Todos Santos (6,485), El Centenario (6,068), classified as urban, and El Pescadero (3,151), Chametla (2,734), Colonia Calafia (2,064), Melitón Albáñez Domínguez (2,140), and Los Barriles (1,174), classified as rural. [4]

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur Place in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Todos Santos is a small coastal town in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive southwest from La Paz. Todos Santos is located very near the Tropic of Cancer in the municipality of La Paz. The population was 6,485 at the census of 2015. It is the second-largest town in the municipality.

El Pescadero, Baja California Sur town in Baja California Sur, Mexico

El Pescadero is a small village in the municipality of La Paz in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It is located at km 64 on Federal Highway 19 on the Pacific Ocean about 8 kilometers South of Todos Santos which is about a one-hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas. The Mexican census of 2015 reported a population of 3,151 inhabitants.

Los Barriles, Baja California Sur human settlement in Mexico

Los Barriles is a town in La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is situated along Highway 1, 40 miles (64 km) north of San José del Cabo and 65 miles (105 km) south of La Paz. Punta Pescadero Airstrip is 9 miles (14 km) to the north; Rancho Leonero, a vacation resort, is to the south. Adjacent to Buena Vista, the rural towns straddle the head of Bahía las Palmas on the Gulf of California, where winter westerlies average 20–25 knots. Los Barriles is within the transition area of the Baja California peninsula's Sierra de la Laguna where the hills become sandy flats.

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Coordinates: 24°00′N110°45′W / 24.000°N 110.750°W / 24.000; -110.750

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