Vicente Guerrero, Chihuahua

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Vicente Guerrero
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Vicente Guerrero
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Coordinates: 28°32′52″N107°29′08″W / 28.54778°N 107.48556°W / 28.54778; -107.48556 Coordinates: 28°32′52″N107°29′08″W / 28.54778°N 107.48556°W / 28.54778; -107.48556
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Guerrero
Population (2010)
  Total 7,751

Vicente Guerrero is a town and seat of the municipality of Guerrero, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town had a population of 7,751, [1] up from 6,536 as of 2005. [2]

Mexico's states classify their settlements in a variety of fashions:

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.

It was the location of the March 1916 Battle of Guerrero.

Battle of Guerrero

The Battle of Guerrero, or the Battle of San Geronimo, in March 1916, was the first military engagement between the rebels of Pancho Villa and the United States during the Mexican Expedition. After a long ride, elements of the American 7th Cavalry Regiment encountered a large force of Villistas at the town of Guerrero in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. In what has been called the "last true cavalry charge," the Americans assaulted the town and routed the defenders, inflicting over seventy-five casualties on the Mexicans with the loss of only five men wounded.

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References

  1. "Guerrero". 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 13, 2008