Loreto Municipality, Baja California Sur

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Loreto
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Location of Loreto in Baja California Sur.
Country Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipal seat Loreto
Largest cityLoreto
Area
  Total4,418.98 km2 (1,706.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
  Total18,912
  Density4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (Pacific (US Mountain))
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (Pacific)

Loreto (Spanish pronunciation:  [loˈɾeto] ) 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.

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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).

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