Yécora, Sonora

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Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°22′N108°55′W / 28.367°N 108.917°W / 28.367; -108.917
Country Mexico
State Sonora
Elevation 5,171 ft (1,576 m)

Yécora is a small town, and its surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Sonora, located at Latitude = 28.3710, Longitude = -108.9269 with an elevation of 5,173 feet (1,576 m). The town is bordered on the east by the state of Chihuahua, to the north by the municipalities of Sahuaripa and Southeast Rosario, to the west by the municipality Suaqui Grande, and the northwest by the municipality of Onavas. Yécora has an area of 1,279 square miles (3,312 square kilometers), accounting for 1.79 percent of total state. An approximate population for Yécora is 317. [1]

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.

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.

Sahuaripa is a town and municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. The area is 5,694.4 km². with a population of 5,792 in 2005. The town and municipal seat had a population of 3,807 in 2000.



In 1673, the Jesuit missionary Alonso Victoria founded the town of San Idelfonso of Yécora. San Idelfonso of Yécora was later named La Trinidad, a Judicial District in the municipality of Sahuaripa. The municipality held this name until August 28, 1916 when Governor of Sonora Adolfo de la Huerta changed the town's name to Yécora. [2]

Governor of Sonora chief executive of the Mexican state of Sonora

List of Governors of the Mexican state of Sonora since 1911:

Adolfo de la Huerta President of Mexico

Felipe Adolfo de la Huerta Marcor, known as Adolfo de la Huerta, was a Mexican politician and 38th President of Mexico from June 1 to November 30, 1920, following the overthrow of Mexican president Venustiano Carranza.

The name Yécora is derived from an identically named town and municipality located in the province of Álava, in the Basque Country (autonomous community), northern Spain. In the Basque language, the name translates to Iekora.


Yécora has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa), with warm summers and mild winters, often presenting freezing temperatures. With 944 millimeters (37.2 in) of rain, Yécora is one of the rainiest places in the mostly dry and arid state of Sonora. Also, Yécora presents lower temperatures than the rest of the state due to its high altitude (1,576 meters (5171 ft) above sea level).

Humid subtropical climate category in the Köppen climate classification system

A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters. These climates normally lie on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 40° and are located poleward from adjacent tropical climates. While many subtropical climates tend to be located at or near coastal locations, in some cases they extend inland, most notably in China and the United States, where they exhibit more pronounced seasonal variations and sharper contrasts between summer and winter, as part of a gradient between the more tropical climates of the southern coasts of these countries and the more continental climates of China and the United States’ northern and central regions.

Köppen climate classification widely used climate classification system

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by the Russian climatologist Wladimir Köppen (1846–1940) in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936. Later, the climatologist Rudolf Geiger introduced some changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.

Climate data for Yécora, Sonora (1981-2010), extremes (1967-present)
Record high °C (°F) 28.0
Average high °C (°F) 17.6
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.0
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
Record low °C (°F) −13.0
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.1
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.8 3.2 2.0 1.4 1.8 6.8 20.1 18.6 9.9 3.9 2.4 3.4 77.3
Average snowy days 0.16 0.03 0.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.07 0.29
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico National [3]
Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados [4]

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  1. Maps, Weather, and Airports for Yecora, Mexico
  2. Yécora Sonora
  3. "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1981-2010". Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. "Normales climatológicas para el Estado de Sonora". Colegio de Postgraduados. Retrieved November 20, 2012.

Coordinates: 28°22′N108°55′W / 28.367°N 108.917°W / 28.367; -108.917

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