Casas Grandes Municipality

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This article is about the modern-day Mexican municipality. For the Casas Grandes municipal seat, see Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. For the eponymous pre-Columbian archaeological zone and site located within the municipality, alternatively known as Paquimé, see Casas Grandes. For the similarly named adjoining municipality, see Nuevo Casas Grandes.
Casas Grandes
Municipio libre (municipality)
Municipio de Casas Grandes
Coat of arms of Casas Grandes
Coat of arms
location within the state of Chihuahua
location within the state of Chihuahua
Casas Grandes is located in Mexico
Casas Grandes
Casas Grandes
location of cabecera municipal within Mexico
Coordinates (municipal seat): 30°22′31″N 107°56′54″W / 30.37528°N 107.94833°W / 30.37528; -107.94833Coordinates: 30°22′31″N 107°56′54″W / 30.37528°N 107.94833°W / 30.37528; -107.94833
Country Mexico
State Chihuahua
Settlement founded 1661
Municipality created 1820
Founded by Captain Andrés Gracia
Cabecera municipal (Municipal seat) Casas Grandes
localidades (localities)
Governmentelection held July 1, 2007
 • Type H. Ayuntamiento Municipal
(municipal government)
 • Presidente Municipal Dagoberto Quintana Cano (PAN)
Area
 • Municipio libre (municipality) 3,719 km2 (1,436 sq mi)
 • Urban 3.82 km2 (1.47 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Municipio libre (municipality) 10,587
 • Density 2.8/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
Time zone Tiempo de la Montaña
(Mountain Time) (UTC-7)
códigos postales (postal codes) 31850 through to 31863
Area code(s) 636
INEGI state code 08
INEGI municipality code 013
Website http://www.casasgrandes.gob.mx

Casas Grandes Municipality is located in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. The municipal seat is the town of Casas Grandes.

The pre-Columbian archaeological zone Casas Grandes and its central site, after which the municipality is named, is located within the municipality's territory. The site of Casas Grandes, alternatively known as Paquimé, is one of the most significant pre-Columbian cultural and archaeological sites in the region of northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States known in some archaeological contexts as the Oasisamerica culture area.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Casas Grandes is situated in the northwestern sector of Chihuahua state, the largest state of Mexico by area. (Pueblo de) Casas Grandes, the municipal capital and its most populous localidad (locality or settlement), is approximately 359 kilometres (223 mi) to the northwest of the state's capital, the city of Chihuahua. Casas Grandes is bounded by the municipalities of Janos to the north, Galeana, Nuevo Casas Grandes and Madera, Chihuahua to the east, and Ignacio Zaragoza to the south. On its western flank Casas Grandes adjoins municipalities within the state of Sonora.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 10,587,[2] up from 8,413 as of 2005.

As of 2010, the town of Casas Grandes had a population of 5,256.[2] Other than the town of Casas Grandes, the municipality had 296 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Juan Mata Ortíz (Pearson) (1,182) and Colonia Juárez (1,035), classified as rural.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elevation given is that of the municipal seat and largest settlement, Pueblo de Casas Grandes. Source: INAFED (2005)
  2. ^ a b c d "Casas Grandes". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ INAFED (2005)

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