Loreto Municipality, Baja California Sur

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Loreto
Municipality
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Coat of arms
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Location of Loreto in Baja California Sur.
Country Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipal seat Loreto
Largest city Loreto
Area
  Total 4,418.98 km2 (1,706.18 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 18,912
  Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (US Mountain) (UTC−7)
  Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC−6)

Loreto (Spanish Loudspeaker.svg    ) is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It was created in 1992 from the partition of the neighboring Comondú Municipality. The municipal seat is in the town of Loreto, which was the former capital of Las Californias during Spanish colonial times.

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.

Mexico Country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

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.

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The 2010 census reported a population of 16,738, about 88 percent of whom lived in the town of Loreto. The municipality has an area of 4,311 km² (1,664.49 sq mi).

Loreto, Baja California Sur Town in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Loreto is a resort town and municipal seat of Loreto Municipality, located on the Gulf of California in eastern Baja California Sur state, Mexico. In 2019, the city of 20,385 inhabitants is located about 350 km (220 mi) north of La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur state.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1992     
1995 9,986    
2000 11,812+18.3%
2005 11,839+0.2%
2010 16,738+41.4%
[1]

Major communities

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are: [2]

Name2010 Census Population
Loreto 14,724
Ensenada Blanca 255
Ligüí 203
Puerto Agua Verde 192
La Danzante 174
San Javier 131
Total Municipality16,738

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Coordinates: 26°00′46″N111°20′36″W / 26.01278°N 111.34333°W / 26.01278; -111.34333

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