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Namiquipa

Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Namiquipa, Chihuahua is located in Mexico
Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°15′01″N 107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917
Country Mexico
StateChihuahua
MunicipalityNamiquipa
Franciscan Mission1763
Town status1778
Government
 • Municipal PresidentHéctor Ariel Meixueiro Muñoz (PRI)
Elevation
1,888 m (6,194 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,752
Postal code
31960
Area code(s)659
DemonymNamiquipense

Namiquipa is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Namiquipa.

As of 2010, the town of Namiquipa had a population of 1,752,[1] up from 1,718 as of 2005.[2]

The origin of the settlement is an indigenous village called Namiquipa, where Franciscan missionaries established a mission in 1763 called San Pedro de Alcántara de Namiquipa. Namiquipa was given town (villa) status in 1778.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Namiquipa". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Namiquipa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on May 29, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2008.