Villa López

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Villa López
Town
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Villa López
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°0′N105°2′W / 27.000°N 105.033°W / 27.000; -105.033 Coordinates: 27°0′N105°2′W / 27.000°N 105.033°W / 27.000; -105.033
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality López
Population (2010)
  Total 2,184

Villa López is a town and seat of the municipality of López, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town had a population of 2,184, [1] up from 2,066 as of 2005. [2]

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city


A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

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 given its official modern name Octaviano López after the Mexican army captain, Octaviano López. Upon its foundation in 1619 it was originally called Atotonilco. [3]

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References

  1. "López". 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 25, 2008
  3. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, Secretaría de Gobernación (2005). «Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México». Archived February 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine . Consulted in 2010