Quiriego

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Quiriego, Sonora
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Quiriego municipio

Quiriego is a small town and the county seat of the Municipality of Quiriego, located in the southeast of the Mexican state of Sonora.

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city


A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

Sonora State of Mexico

Sonora, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sonora, is one of 31 states that, with Mexico City, comprise the 32 federal entities of United Mexican States. It is divided into 72 municipalities; the capital city is Hermosillo. Sonora is bordered by the states of Chihuahua to the east, Baja California to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the U.S.–Mexico border with the states of Arizona and New Mexico, and on the west has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of California.

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Geography

The Quiriego Municipality area is 2,705.72 km². The town is located at an elevation of 822 meters.

Quiriego is located east of Ciudad Obregón and is connected by dirt road with the main Federal Highway 15 at the village of Funcición. [1]

Ciudad Obregón City in Sonora, Mexico

Ciudad Obregón is the second largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and named for Sonoran revolutionary general and president of Mexico, Álvaro Obregón. It is situated 525 km (326 mi) south of the state's northern border with the U.S. state of Arizona. It is also the municipal seat of Cajeme municipality, located in the Yaqui Valley.

Federal Highway 15 is Mexico 15 International Highway or Mexico-Nogales Highway, is a primary north-south highway, and is a free part of the federal highways corridors of Mexico. The highway begins in the north at the Mexico–United States border at the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Sonora, and terminates to the south in Mexico City.

Neighboring municipalities

Neighboring municipalities are Rosario to the north, Álamos to the east, Navojoa and the state of Chihuahua to the south and Cajeme to the west.

Álamos Place in Sonora, Mexico

Álamos (Spanish['alamos]  is a town in Álamos Municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico.

Navojoa City in Sonora, Mexico

Navojoa is the fifth-largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and is situated in the southern part of the state. The city is the administrative seat of Navojoa Municipality, located in the Mayo River Valley.

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of 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.

Population

The Quiriego Municipality population count was 3,335 in 2005. The population of the town of Quiriego, its main settlement and municipal seat, was 994 in 2000. The municipal population has been decreasing steadily since 1980 when it was 4,474. [2]

Climate

Climate data for Quiriego
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
28
(82)
29.7
(85.5)
33.1
(91.6)
35.3
(95.5)
39
(102.2)
36.8
(98.2)
35.3
(95.5)
35.4
(95.7)
33.7
(92.7)
30.2
(86.4)
26.6
(79.9)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
7.5
(45.5)
9
(48)
11.4
(52.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.9
(69.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23
(73)
21.8
(71.2)
16
(61)
10.4
(50.7)
7
(44.6)
14.4
(57.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
20
(0.8)
185
(7.3)
183
(7.2)
99
(3.9)
43
(1.7)
15
(0.6)
33
(1.3)
640
(25)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

History

The name Quiriego comes from the Latin words in the liturgy of the mass "kirie" lord and "ego" I.

Located in this region are the ruins of the ancient Real de Minas y Villa de Baroyeca, which was one of the most important settlements in Sonora during the colonial period and beginning of the post-independence era.

Ruins of the former missions of Batacosa and Tepahui, founded in the eighteenth century, can also be seen.

The municipal seat, Quiriego, was originally a ranch belonging to Francisco Javier Valenzuela in the last years of the eighteenth century. Quiriego became a municipality in 1932.

Economic activity

Agriculture and cattle raising are the main economic activities. Main crops are watermelon, sorghum, corn, beans, and grasses for cattle raising. There were 34,096 head of cattle in 2000. Gobierno de Sonora [ permanent dead link ]

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References

Coordinates: 27°31′N109°16′W / 27.517°N 109.267°W / 27.517; -109.267