Práxedis G. Guerrero Municipality

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Práxedis G. Guerrero
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Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
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Práxedis G. Guerrero
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 31°22′N106°18′W / 31.367°N 106.300°W / 31.367; -106.300 Coordinates: 31°22′N106°18′W / 31.367°N 106.300°W / 31.367; -106.300
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Práxedis G. Guerrero
Municipality created15 February 1859
Municipality dissolved1893
Municipality restoredFebruary 1922
Area
  Total808.97 km2 (312.35 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
  Total4,799
Postal code
32780
Area code(s) 656
Website http://www.mpiopraxedisguerrero.gob.mx

Práxedis G. Guerrero is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua. The municipality covers an area of 808.97 km² and stands on the US border close to Ciudad Juárez.

Municipalities of Chihuahua Wikimedia list article

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Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero is the municipal seat of the municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.

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Name

The municipality's name was given to it by the State Congress in December 1933, to honor the Revolutionary leader Práxedis G. Guerrero, who was killed in action in Janos, Chihuahua, on 30 December 1910. It was previously known as San Ignacio.

Mexican Revolution major nationwide armed struggle in Mexico between 1910 and 1920

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Janos is a town located in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of government for the surrounding Janos Municipality of the same name. As of 2010, the town of Janos had a population of 2,738.

History

Demographics

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 4,799, [1] dramatically down from 8,514 as of 2005. [2] [3]

As of 2010, the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero had a population of 2,128. [1] Other than the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, the municipality had 85 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 population in parentheses) was: El Porvenir (1,253), classified as rural. [1]

Práxedis G. Guerrero has a very low population that rarely grows. In fact, much of the population, above all those of school age, leave for nearby Ciudad Juárez, due to the higher level of economic activity there.

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Geography

Towns and villages

The municipality has 27 localities. The largest are:

Name2010 Census Population
Práxedis G. Guerrero 2,128
El Porvenir 1,253
Colonia Esperanza710
Total Municipality4,799

Adjacent municipalities and counties

Guadalupe Municipality, Chihuahua Municipality in Chihuahua, Mexico

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Climate and ecology

The climate is extremely arid, with very high temperatures in the summer and very low temperatures in the winter, with extreme recorded temperatures of 43°C and -23°C. It has very low levels of precipitation.

Its flora are plants typical of the desert, and its fauna includes species such as the puma or the coyote.

Politics

Municipal presidents

In 2010 20-year-old Marisol Valles Garcia, a criminology student, became the municipality's main chief of police. As of that year the police department consisted of 13 members, mostly women, who are unarmed. [4]

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Marisol Valles García is the former police chief of Praxedis G. Guerrero located in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua near the cities of Ciudad Juárez and Guadalupe. She was the only person to apply for this job. In March 2011, she was dismissed from her post after failing to show up for work. Valles and her family fled to the United States where they are currently seeking asylum.

References

  1. 1 2 3 "Praxedis G. Guerrero". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Práxedis G. Guerrero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved October 19, 2008.
  3. (in Spanish) Población total por municipio según grandes grupos de edad, 2005 INEGI.
  4. Brice, Arthur. "20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality." CNN . October 20, 2010. Retrieved on October 20, 2010.