Namiquipa

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Namiquipa, Chihuahua
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Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
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Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°15′01″N107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917 Coordinates: 29°15′01″N107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Namiquipa
Franciscan Mission1763
Town status1778
Government
   Municipal President Héctor Ariel Meixueiro Muñoz (PRI)
Elevation
1,888 m (6,194 ft)
Population
 (2010)
  Total1,752
Postal code
31960
Area code(s) 659
DemonymNamiquipense

Namiquipa is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Namiquipa.

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

As of 2010, the town of Namiquipa had a population of 1,752, [1] up from 1,718 as of 2005. [2]

The origin of the settlement is an indigenous village called Namiquipa, where Franciscan missionaries established a mission in 1763 called San Pedro de Alcántara de Namiquipa. Namiquipa was given town (villa) status in 1778. [2]

Mexico's states classify their settlements in a variety of fashions:

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References

  1. "Namiquipa". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Namiquipa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on May 29, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2008.