Morelos Municipality, Chihuahua

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Morelos
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Municipality of Morelos in Chihuahua
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Morelos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 26°40′15″N107°40′39″W / 26.67083°N 107.67750°W / 26.67083; -107.67750 Coordinates: 26°40′15″N107°40′39″W / 26.67083°N 107.67750°W / 26.67083; -107.67750
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Morelos
Area
  Total 1,336.8 km2 (516.1 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 8,343
  Density 6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)

Morelos is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in north-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Morelos. The municipality covers an area of 1336.8 km².

Municipalities of Chihuahua Wikimedia list article

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).

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.

Morelos, Chihuahua Town in Chihuahua, Mexico

Morelos is a town and seat of the municipality of Morelos Municipality, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town had a population of 813, up from 735 as of 2005.

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As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 8,343, [1] up from 7,172 as of 2005. [2]

The municipality had 556 localities, none of which had a population over 1,000. [1]

The municipality's name honors Independence War hero José María Morelos.

Mexican War of Independence armed conflict which ended the rule of Spain in the territory of New Spain

The Mexican War of Independence was an armed conflict, and the culmination of a political and social process which ended the rule of Spain in 1821 in the territory of New Spain. The war had its antecedent in Napoleon's French invasion of Spain in 1808; it extended from the Cry of Dolores by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla on September 16, 1810, to the entrance of the Army of the Three Guarantees led by Agustín de Iturbide to Mexico City on September 27, 1821. September 16 is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day.

José María Morelos Mexican general

José María Teclo Morelos Pérez y Pavón was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement, assuming its leadership after the execution of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1811. Morelos and Ignacio López Rayón are credited with organizing the war of independence. Under Morelos the Congress of Anáhuac was installed on September 13, 1813 and in November 6 of the same year congress declared the country's independence. On October 22, 1814 a constitution, Decreto Constitucional para la Libertad de la América Mexicana, was drafted by the Congress which declared that Mexico would be a Republic.

Geography

Towns and villages

The municipality has 295 localities. The largest are:

NamePopulation (2005)
Morelos 735
Ciénega Prieta 371
El Tablón 346
Potrero de Los Bojórquez 314
Rancho Mesa los Leales 222
Total Municipality7,172

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References

  1. 1 2 "Morelos". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Morelos". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved October 19, 2008.