Madera Municipality

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Madera
Municipality

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The municipality is known for its caves and archaeological sites
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Municipality of Madera in Chihuahua
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Madera
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°12′N108°8′W / 29.200°N 108.133°W / 29.200; -108.133 Coordinates: 29°12′N108°8′W / 29.200°N 108.133°W / 29.200; -108.133
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Madera
Area
  Total 8,158.8 km2 (3,150.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 32,031
  Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)

Madera is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Madera. The municipality covers an area of 8,158.8 km².

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Chihuahua is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into 67 municipalities. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, Chihuahua is the 11th most populous state with 3,554,877 inhabitants and the largest by land area spanning 247,798.08 square kilometres (95,675.37 sq mi).

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As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 29,611, [1] down from 32,031 as of 2005. [2]

As of 2010, the city of Madera had a population of 15,447. [1] Other than the city of Madera, the municipality had 600 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: El Largo (3,522), Nicolás Bravo (1,862), classified as urban, and Las Varas (Estación Babícora) (1,417) and Mesa del Huracán (Chihuahuita) (1,102), classified as rural. [1]

The economy is primarily based on logging, madera meaning wood in Spanish. There is also some agriculture and cattle ranches in the municipality.

Logging the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto transport vehicles

Logging is the cutting, skidding, on-site processing, and loading of trees or logs onto trucks or skeleton cars.

The municipality is also known for its caves and parks and within a 50 km radius of the town there are many caves featuring pre-Columbian artworks.

Geography

Towns and villages

The municipality has 226 localities. The largest are:

NamePopulation (2005)
Madera 15,267
El Largo Maderal 4,021
Nicolás Bravo 2680
Las Varas 1429
Mesa del Huracán 1355
La Norteña 975
Nuevo Madera 450
Total Municipality32,031

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Madera". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Madera". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2008.