Uruachi

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Uruachi
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Municipality of Uruachi in Chihuahua
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Uruachi
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°52′02″N108°12′57″W / 27.86722°N 108.21583°W / 27.86722; -108.21583 Coordinates: 27°52′02″N108°12′57″W / 27.86722°N 108.21583°W / 27.86722; -108.21583
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Uruachi
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,199
Postal code33300
Area code(s) 635

Uruachi (a name in the Tarahumara language of disputed meaning; [1] also known as Mineral de Urachi on account of its mining activities) is a village in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, close to the border with the state of Sonora. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Uruachi.

The Tarahumara language is a Mexican indigenous language of the Uto-Aztecan language family spoken by around 70,000 Tarahumara (Rarámuri/Ralámuli) people in the state of Chihuahua, according to an estimate by the government of Mexico.

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.

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.

As of 2010, the town of Uruachi had a population of 1,199. [2] up from 806 as of 2005. [1]

The settlement was founded by Jesuit missionaries in 1736.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Uruachi". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on February 23, 2007. Retrieved October 25, 2008.
  2. "Uruachi". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.