Tierra Blanca, Guanajuato

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Tierra Blanca is a Mexican city (and municipality) located in the Northeast region of the state of Guanajuato. The municipality has an area of 391.65 square kilometres (1.09% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by Santa Catarina, to the south and the east to the state of Querétaro, to the west by San José Iturbide and to the northwest by Doctor Mora. The municipality had a population of 14,515 inhabitants according to the 2005 census. [1] [2] In pre-Hispanic times the area of what is today Tierra Blanca was mostly inhabited by Chichimeca people.

Municipalities of Guanajuato Wikimedia list article

Guanajuato is a state in North Central Mexico that is divided into 46 municipalities. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, Guanajuato is the sixth most populous state with 5,853,677 inhabitants and the 22nd largest by land area spanning 30,691.61 square kilometres (11,850.10 sq mi).

Guanajuato State of Mexico

Guanajuato, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Guanajuato, is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, are the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is divided into 46 municipalities and its capital city is Guanajuato. The largest city in the state is León.

Santa Catarina, Guanajuato in Guanajuato State, Mexico

Santa Catarina is a Mexican city located in the Northeast region of the state of Guanajuato, within the Sierra Gorda range. The municipality has an area of 193.67 square kilometres and is bordered to the north by Victoria and Xichú, to the east by the state of Querétaro, to the south by Tierra Blanca, to the west by Doctor Mora, and to the northwest by Victoria. The municipality had a population of 5,120 inhabitants according to the 2010 census. In pre-Hispanic times the area of what is today Santa Catarina was mostly inhabited by Chichimeca, Pames, and Tlaxcaltecs people. Santa Catarina has been rated the best city to live in in the whole country of Mexico by the CMM commission in 2007 due to its unique people, culture, and the unique design of its church.

Tierra Blanca was founded and granted the title of municipality in 1536 under the order of the first viceroy of New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza, making it one of the oldest in the state of Guanajuato.

Antonio de Mendoza Spanish colonial administrator

Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco was the first Viceroy of New Spain, serving from November 14, 1535 to November 25, 1550, and the third Viceroy of Peru, from September 23, 1551, until his death on July 21, 1552.

The municipal president of Tierra Blanca and its many smaller outlying communities is Ernesto Reyes Pérez. [3]

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References

  1. "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  2. "Mexican Municipality Encyclopedia". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2007-03-22.
  3. PO_14_2da_Parte Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 21°06′04″N100°09′28″W / 21.10111°N 100.15778°W / 21.10111; -100.15778

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