Mulegé Municipality

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Mulegé
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Coat of arms
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Location of Mulegé in Baja California Sur.
Country Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipal seat Santa Rosalía
Largest city Guerrero Negro
Area
  Total32,000.37 km2 (12,355.41 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
  Total60,171
  Density1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (Pacific (US Mountain))
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (Pacific)

Mulegé is the northernmost municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It is the second-largest municipality by area in the country (behind only Ensenada to the north), with an area of 32,092.2 km² (12,777 sq mi). In the census of 2010 it had a population of 59,114 inhabitants. Isla Natividad is part of the municipality.

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The municipal seat is located in Santa Rosalía.

There is an initiative to split the municipality into two, with the division along the ridge dividing the current municipality, so that the Pacific side, which includes its largest city, Guerrero Negro, and also Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo, would be separated from the Gulf of California side, which includes Santa Rosalía and Mulegé.

Guerrero Negro Place in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). It had a population of 14,316 in the 2015 census. The town is served by Guerrero Negro Airport.

Subdivisions

Including the municipal seat of Santa Rosalía, the municipality is subdivided into six delegaciones:

  1. Santa Rosalía
  2. Bahía Tortugas
  3. Guerrero Negro
  4. Mulegé
  5. San Ignacio
  6. Vizcaíno

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1970 19,416    
1980 26,983+39.0%
1990 38,528+42.8%
1995 45,963+19.3%
2000 45,989+0.1%
2005 52,743+14.7%
2010 59,114+12.1%
[1]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 59,114. [2]

The municipality had 979 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Guerrero Negro (13,054), Santa Rosalía (11,765), Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo (6,902), Heroica Mulegé (3,821), Bahía Tortugas (2,671), classified as urban, and San Francisco (2,152), Las Margaritas (1,595), Bahía Asunción (1,484), and El Silencio (1,190), classified as rural. [2]

Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur Place in Baja California Sur, Mexico

Santa Rosalía is a town located in the Mulegé Municipality of northern Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is on the Gulf of California coast of the Baja California Peninsula. As of 2015, the town had a population of 14,160 inhabitants. It was once a company town.

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References

  1. http://www.inegi.org.mx/lib/olap/consulta/general_ver4/MDXQueryDatos.asp?#Regreso&c=17161
  2. 1 2 "Mulegé". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.


Coordinates: 27°15′N113°15′W / 27.250°N 113.250°W / 27.250; -113.250

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