San Francisco de Borja

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San Francisco de Borja
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San Francisco de Borja
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°53′N106°40′W / 27.883°N 106.667°W / 27.883; -106.667 Coordinates: 27°53′N106°40′W / 27.883°N 106.667°W / 27.883; -106.667
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality San Francisco de Borja
Population (2010)
  Total 1,157

San Francisco de Borja is a town and seat of the municipality of San Francisco de Borja, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town of San Francisco de Borja had a population of 1,157, [1] up from 1,142 as of 2005. [2]

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San Francisco de Borja was founded as a Jesuit mission in the 1640s to the Tarahumara. The Tarahumara destroyed it in war with the Spanish in 1648, but it was later rebuilt. [3]

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References

  1. "San Francisco de Borja". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Principales resultados por localidad 2005 (ITER). Retrieved on October 25, 2008
  3. Edward H. Spicer, Cycles of Conquest (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1962) p. 30