San Francisco de Conchos Municipality

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San Francisco de Conchos
Municipality of Mexico
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Municipality of San Francisco de Conchos in Chihuahua
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San Francisco de Conchos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°35′18″N105°20′03″W / 27.58833°N 105.33417°W / 27.58833; -105.33417 Coordinates: 27°35′18″N105°20′03″W / 27.58833°N 105.33417°W / 27.58833; -105.33417
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat San Francisco de Conchos
Municipality created 1825;193 years ago (1825)
Government
   Mayor Jaime Ramirez Carrasco PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Area
  Total 1,169.1 km2 (451.4 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,983
  Density 2.6/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
Area code(s) 648
Website http://sanfranciscodeconchos.gob.mx/

San Francisco de Conchos is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at San Francisco de Conchos. The municipality covers an area of 1,169.1 km².

Municipalities of Chihuahua Wikimedia list article

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San Francisco de Conchos Town in Chihuahua, Mexico

San Francisco de Conchos is a town and seat of the municipality of San Francisco de Conchos, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town of San Francisco de Conchos had a population of 644, up from 596 as of 2005.

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As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 2,983, [1] up from 2,669 as of 2005. [2]

As of 2010, the town of San Francisco de Conchos had a population of 644. [1] Other than the town of San Francisco de Conchos, the municipality had 93 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 population in parentheses) was: Boquilla de Babisas (La Boquilla de Conchos) (1,185). [1]

History

Since the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Franciscans occupied the region and evangelized indigenous tribes of the Conchos, who could not submit.

In 1687 he underwent military regime Presidio; in 1820, according to the Constitution of Cadiz, he elected local council. He was part of the Party of Allende (1826); Deputy Chief of Jimenez (1837); and Canton Jimenez (1847).

The original name was the head San Francisco de Coyamus, founded in 1604 by the Franciscan Alonso de la Oliva on the banks of the Conchos River.

In 1645 the mission was destroyed by the Indians who killed the missionaries Thomas & Zigarán and Francisco Labado.

Sierra Lopez y Osorio, governor of Nueva Vizcaya, licensed sent repopulate in 1677, with the current name.

When it is created in 1867 the presidio the seat was changed from the mission to the people who called Guadalupe, where today the population rises.

Coat of arms

The official seal of the municipality was designed by Mr. Manuel Vazquez Carrasco

The coats of arms that are within the stylized field are:

Geography

The municipality of San Francisco de Conchos is in the southern state of Chihuahua in the region of the Conchos River, its boundaries are the north with the municipality of Saucillo, northeast in the municipality of La Cruz, east to the town of Camargo the south with the municipality of Allende and the west with the municipality of Valle de Zaragoza; It has a land area of 1,169.10 square kilometers.

The municipality is in the plateau region, so that its territory is mostly flat, interrupted by some low hills that cross the plains, the main of these mountains are the local names of La Boquilla, La Colina and Pajaritos.

The main current of the municipality is Conchos River, the largest in the state of Chihuahua, which crosses the city from west to east, in the exact boundary of San Francisco de Conchos with the municipality of Valle de Zaragoza curtain Dam is located La Boquilla dam, the largest dam of the state of Chihuahua, in the center of the municipality is another dam that forms Colina Lake which is a spa; whole municipality belongs to hydrologic Region Bravo-Conchos and two different basins, the western area Conchos River - Colina dam and the eastern sector Conchos River - El Granero dam.

Flora (vegetation)

It is predominantly a desert of scrub and grassland. Among the species that stand out are the creosote, gobernadora or hediondilla and hojasen or weed rubber, which is a characteristic species and is found more dispersed, but can cover large areas under certain conditions and soil moisture. Other common plants in the northern part of the territory include shrubs such as shack or rib cow, mariola or guayule, and the sweet mesquite. Similarly there are succulents, cacti and some small to medium, such as the cholla, palmitas or yuccas, agaves and such as lechuguilla, characteristic of this desert. Grassland plants are also common, like the black penknife and common toboso or cookie grass. Other common plants are the ocotillo, sotol, khella water or barrel cactus, and peyote.

Fauna (wild life)

Some typical animals of this village are desert rabbit, hare California, cactus mouse, the swift fox, the coffee or desert wren, Northern roadrunner, the Mojave rattlesnake, the Chirrionera snake, the huico New Mexico or whiptail lizard, the spotted toad, the tiger salamander, Rat timber, the pallid bat, the coyote, the Mexican gray wolf, hooded skunk, the Wildcat, mule deer and the puma concolor

Farming

It is the main economic activity in the region and mainly products such as jalapeño, alfalfa, beans, corn grain, grass, grain sorghum, red tomato, green tomato and wheat grain sown. Also it has an important nut production.

Tourism

Tourism is the second most important economic activity for the city and state is the second destination during summer vacation. To contain the largest body of water in the state La Boquilla Dam and below this a small dam called Colina Lake, these waters are used for water sports activities (like boat rides and jet skis, skiing and fishing) and not forgetting the famous spas Los Filtros for its spring waters.

The church of San Francisco de Asis is located in the municipal head is the most important monument of the town since its construction dates from 1710 and is still standing, the remains of the Temple of Guadalupe (located in the municipal cemetery before military prison) and the aqueduct are other important buildings of the colonial era.

Demography

According to the Census of Population and House 2010 conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), the population of the municipality of San Francisco de Conchos it is of 2,938 inhabitants, of whom 1,549 are men and 1,434 are women.

Locations

The municipality has a total of 46 locations. The main localities and their population are the following:

LocationPopulation (2010)Distance to the Municipal Seat
Boquilla de Conchos 1 18511 km
San Francisco de Conchos 6440 km
Colina 4215 km
Amparaneño 802.5 km
Anayeño 63.5 km
La Nata 242 km
El Molino 1586 km
Rancho Nuevo 2438 km
Lote 4 7810 km
Others478
Total2 938

Politics

San Francisco de Conchos is one of 67 municipalities that make up the state of Chihuahua, the government of the municipality corresponds to City Hall, which is composed of the Mayor and the council made up of the rulers. The H. City Council is elected for a period of three years are not eligible for reappointment for immediate but not continuous period.

Mayors

The following table is to list the mayors and period:

MayorPeriodParty
Benedicto Fierro Fierro1890
Susano Gardea Valles1898-1901
Moises Fierro Fierro1903-1906
Eugenio Anaya Sagaribay 1926-1929
David Arellano Fierro1934
Antonio Villa Rey1934-1935
Jose Trinidad Escobar Muñoz1936-1937
Antonio Villa Rey1938-1939
Jose Fierro Peña1941-1944
Concepcion Hidalgo Pavia1947-1950 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Valente Pavia Duran1953-1956 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Tomas Anaya Aguilar1956-1959 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Agustin Fierro Carrasco1959-1962 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Aurelio Carrillo Aguilar1962-1965 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Jose Trinidad Escobar1965-1968 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Doroteo Silva Holguin1968-1971 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Saturnino Ramirez Saenz 1971-1974 Emblema PPS.svg
Daniel Pavia Yañez1974-1975 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Demetrio Caro Leyva1976-1977 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Isidoro Molina Fernandez1977-1980 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Jose Trinidad Escobar1980-1983 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Juan Nuñez Morales 1983-1986 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Francisco Armando Hidalgo Aguilar 1986-1989 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Tomas Roberto Anaya Bustillos 1989 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Juan Nuñez Morales 1989-1992 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Xochilt Hermosillo Villegas 1992-1995 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Tomas Roberto Anaya Bustillos 1995-1998 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Guadalupe Valles Prieto 1998-2001 PAN Party (Mexico).svg
Guillermo Carrillo Saenz 2001-2004 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Francisco Caro Velo 2004-2007 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Francisco Armando Hidalgo Aguilar 2007-2010 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Francisco Javier Silva Pavia 2010-2013 PRI Party (Mexico).svg
Eleazar Valles Villa 2013-2016 PAN Party (Mexico).svg
Guadalupe Izay Valles Villa 2016-2018 PAN Party (Mexico).svg
Cosme Hidalgo Acosta 2018 PAN Party (Mexico).svg
Jaime Ramirez Carrasco 2018-2021 PRI Party (Mexico).svg

Legislative representation

For the election of Deputies to Congress of Chihuahua and to General Congress, the municipality of San Francisco de Conchos is composed as follows:

Local:

Federal

Notable people

Eugenio Anaya Sagaribay  (es
) (Founder of ejido de San Francisco de Conchos) Eugenio Anaya Sagaribay.jpg
Eugenio Anaya Sagaribay  (es ) (Founder of ejido de San Francisco de Conchos)

Religion

The population is predominantly Catholic, with a growing number of evangelical Christians (Protestants): Pentecostals, Baptists, Presbyterians and Methodists.

Also about 2 percent belong to other Christian groups (Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Oneness Pentecostal)

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References

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  2. "San Francisco de Conchos". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved October 13, 2008.
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