Camargo, Chihuahua

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Santa Rosalía de Camargo
Camargo
Ciudad
Coat of arms of Santa Rosalía de Camargo
Coat of arms
Santa Rosalía de Camargo is located in Mexico
Santa Rosalía de Camargo
Santa Rosalía de Camargo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°41′13″N 105°10′21″W / 27.68694°N 105.17250°W / 27.68694; -105.17250
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Camargo
Area
 • Total 16,066.50 km2 (6,203.31 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 40,221

Santa Rosalía de Camargo, originally called Santa Rosalia, and now known as "Camargo City", is a city in the eastern part of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as municipal seat of Camargo municipality. It is a colonial town steeped in history. The Mission Santa Rosalía has a beautiful park. Camargo is within a short distance from a small pueblo called Chavira, now Chavira is another neighborhood of the city, and a short distance up the road to the old Precidio San Francisco de Conchos near Lake Boquilla and Lake Colina known as places for tourists to come especially in the summer season, as well as Los Filtros.

History[edit]

During the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Spaniards came in and waged war against the Native Conchos Indians who lived there. During the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa also invaded Camargo. Other Native tribes such as the Apache Indians came down from the Ojinaga, Chihuahua region not far from El Paso, and waged war against the Conchos Indians. Some used the Rio Grande as well as the Rio Conchos to ride their horses into the region. The River provided water as a source supply for survival. The San Francisco de Conchos area was attacked by various tribes.

The region is known for agriculture, cattle, corn, pecan trees and its surrounding mountains. Camargo is ethnically diverse, but mostly of European origin, composed of Spanish, Basque, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Mennonites, South African Boers and Conchos Indians. The Tarahumara Indians come into Camargo to sell goods to local people and they live throughout the region and up in the mountains.

Climate[edit]

Carmargo has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with mild winters and hot summers. The average high in hottest month is 36 °C (97 °F) while the average low is 19 °C (66 °F). Winters are mild with an average high of 20 °C (68 °F) and an average low of 2 °C (36 °F) in January. Precipitation is sparse though it is higher from July to September. [1]

Climate data for Camargo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104)
35.0
(95)
38.0
(100.4)
47.0
(116.6)
50.0
(122)
50.0
(122)
44.0
(111.2)
43.0
(109.4)
41.5
(106.7)
40.0
(104)
36.0
(96.8)
33.0
(91.4)
50
(122)
Average high °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
23.3
(73.9)
27.1
(80.8)
31.1
(88)
34.7
(94.5)
36.7
(98.1)
34.4
(93.9)
33.5
(92.3)
31.8
(89.2)
29.2
(84.6)
24.4
(75.9)
20.8
(69.4)
29.0
(84.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
13.4
(56.1)
16.9
(62.4)
21.2
(70.2)
25.2
(77.4)
28.1
(82.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.2
(79.2)
24.2
(75.6)
20.4
(68.7)
14.8
(58.6)
11.5
(52.7)
20.0
(68)
Average low °C (°F) 1.5
(34.7)
3.4
(38.1)
6.8
(44.2)
11.3
(52.3)
15.8
(60.4)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
18.9
(66)
16.7
(62.1)
11.6
(52.9)
5.3
(41.5)
2.2
(36)
11.1
(52)
Record low °C (°F) −13.0
(8.6)
−9.0
(15.8)
−9.0
(15.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
6.0
(42.8)
3.5
(38.3)
10.0
(50)
11.0
(51.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.5
(29.3)
−7.0
(19.4)
−10.0
(14)
−13
(8.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 9.0
(0.354)
10.3
(0.406)
3.6
(0.142)
5.6
(0.22)
16.7
(0.657)
50.0
(1.969)
83.8
(3.299)
73.7
(2.902)
83.7
(3.295)
29.6
(1.165)
8.6
(0.339)
10.6
(0.417)
385.2
(15.165)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.9 1.4 0.9 1.3 2.2 5.4 9.9 9.2 7.0 3.3 1.5 1.9 45.9
Avg. snowy days 0.16 0.16 0.06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.23 0.16 0.77
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[1]
Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados[2]

Neighborhoods of Camargo[edit]

The Camargo's Municipality has 248 "Colonias" (neighborhoods) and "Zonas Conurbadas" which make the entire city.

Population[edit]

As of 2010, the city had a total population of 40,221,[3] up from 39,149 as of 2005.

Tourism[edit]

Tourism is a popular activity and a generating potential of currencies, because Camargo City and vicinity possesses a great number of natural attractions, the most popular being:

  • Colina lake With calm waters where one can practice different aquatic sports, as water skiing, jet skiing, and boating.
  • "Ojo Caliente" Resort With thermal and sulphurous waters, located 4 km from Camargo.
  • Los Filtros With birth of moderate templated waters, it is located to only 30 km from Camargo's city
  • Presa la Boquilla is located to the southwest of the city, one of the most beautiful and interesting places of the region.

Interesting places to go[edit]

  • Plaza Juarez (park)
  • City Hall
  • "Puerta de Camargo" monument
  • Santa Rosalia Church
  • Santuario Church
  • "Acueducto" monument
  • Bicentenary Park
  • Rancho El Floreno
  • "Faro" monumment
  • "Lucha Villa Statue"

Agriculture[edit]

Wheat, sorghum, cotton, soy bean, maize (corn), bean, chili, alfalfa, onion.

Fruits of the region[edit]

Nut, grapevine, apricot, watermelon, melon, pear, plum-tree, small peach.

Ranching[edit]

Mostly cattle (cows).

Schools in Camargo City[edit]

Name Level Type
Adolfo Lopez Mateos Primary School Public
Alonso N Urueta Primary School Public
Amado Nervo Institute Kindergarten, Primary, Junior High School Private
Antonio Casso Kindergarten Public
Arturo Armendariz Delgado Kindergarten Public
Benemérito de las Américas. ES-4 Junior High School Public
Benito Juárez Primary School Public
Bertha Von Glumer 1392 Kindergarten Public
Bini Re'e Kindergarten Public
CAMLE S.C. CENDI Preschool Private
Bilingual college Carmen Ibarra de Briseño Kindergarten, Primary School Private
CEDEX Cuitlahuac 3410 Adult Education Public
CENDI SEP.# 10 Preschool Public
Multiple Attention Center # 2 Special Education Public
Center of Technological and Industrial Services Baccalaureate # 143 Technical High School Public
Commercial Training Center Adult Education Private
Superior Studies Center of Camargo University Private
Chihuahua Schoolar Center Adult Education, Work Training Private
20-30 Club Kindergarten Public
Cuitlahuac # 2334 Primary School Public
Division Del Norte Highschool High School Semi-Private
Edmundo Porras Fierro 2212 Primary School Public
Sexual Education Adult Education, Work Training Public
Enrique Laubscher Kindergarten Public
Infantile Stays Camargo Chihuahua Mexico Preschool Private
Infantile Stays Camargo A. C. 059 Preschool Private
Esther T. Castellanos #2230 Primary School Public
Faculty of Accountancy and Administration, Chihuahua's Autonomous University, Extension Camargo University Public Autonomous
Fernando Ahuatzin Reyes Primary School Public
Francisco I. Madero Primary School Public
Gregorio M. Solis Primary School Public
Hector de la Garza 2764 Primary School Public
Ignacia Rodriguez Lozoya Primary School Public
Ignacio Camargo 2039 Primary School Public
Institute of managerial computation Camargo Adult Education, Work Training Private
Irma Aceves de Galindo 2773 Primary School Public
Jaime Torres Bodet Primary School Public
Jesus Hilario Cardona Rodriguez Adult Education, Secondary Grade Public
Jose Refugio Mar de la Rosa Primary School Public
Jose Rosas Moreno Kindergarten Public
Lazaro Cardenas Primary School Public
María de Jesus Bejarano 2040 Primary School Public
Maria Curie Primary school Public
Maria del Refugio Hermosillo Kindergarten Public
Maria Montessori Kindergarten Public
Netzahualcoyotl Primary School Public
Niños Heroes 1364 Primary School Public
Aborigen School, (Ethnical school) Kindergarten, Primary School Public
Ramon Lopez Velarde Kindergarten Public
Salvador Martinez Prieto 1330 Kindergarten Public
State's Junior High School 3032 Junior High School Public
State's Junior High School 3063 Junior High School Public
Technical Secondary School #35 Junior High School Public
Tec Millenio University University Private

Telesecundaria 6086 Ortegueno

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010, National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved August 30, 2012 .
  2. ^ "Normales climatológicas para el Estado de Chihuahua". Colegio de Postgraduados. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Camargo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°40′01″N 105°10′01″W / 27.667°N 105.167°W / 27.667; -105.167