San Nicolás de Carretas

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San Nicolás de Carretas
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San Nicolás de Carretas is located in the Municipality of Gran Morelos
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San Nicolás de Carretas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°14′56″N106°30′36″W / 28.24889°N 106.51000°W / 28.24889; -106.51000 Coordinates: 28°14′56″N106°30′36″W / 28.24889°N 106.51000°W / 28.24889; -106.51000
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Gran Morelos
Founded (mission) 1688
Population (2010)
  Total 726
Town Fiesta 10 September

San Nicolás de Carretas is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Gran Morelos. As of 2010, the town had a population of 726. [1]

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.

Municipalities are the second-level administrative divisions of Mexico, where the first-level administrative division is the state. As of the establishment of two new municipalities in Chiapas in September 2017, there are 2,448 municipalities in Mexico, not including the 16 delegaciones of Mexico City. The internal political organization and their responsibilities are outlined in the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution and detailed in the constitutions of the states to which they belong.

San Nicolás de Carretas was founded as a Franciscan mission in 1688. [2]

Mission (station) location for missionary work

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References

  1. "Gran Morelos". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Gran Morelos". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2008-10-05.