Concepción del Oro Municipality

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Municipality of Concepción del Oro
Municipality
Azurite & Malachite, from Concepción del Oro, 5.2 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm.
Azurite & Malachite, from Concepción del Oro, 5.2 x 4.4 x 3.2 cm.
Location of Concepción del Oro within Zacatecas and Mexico
Location of Concepción del Oro within Zacatecas and Mexico
Coordinates: 24°42′N 101°25′W / 24.700°N 101.417°W / 24.700; -101.417Coordinates: 24°42′N 101°25′W / 24.700°N 101.417°W / 24.700; -101.417
Country  Mexico
State Zacatecas
Municipal seat Concepción del Oro
Largest city Concepción del Oro
Founded 1587
Municipality 1857
Government
 • Municipal President J. Jesús Martínez Horta PRI Party (Mexico).svg PRI
Area
 • Total 2,559 km2 (988 sq mi)
Elevation 2,070 m (6,790 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 11,857
 • Largest city 6,653 Concepción del Oro
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal Code 98200, 98204, 98205, 98209-98212
Area code(s) 842
Website http://www.concepciondeloro.gob.mx

Concepción del Oro is one of the 58 municipalities in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. It is located on the northern part of the state of Zacatecas and it is bounded by the municipalities of Mazapil and El Salvador; it also lies next to the by the states of Coahuila and San Luis Potosí. The municipality covers a total surface area of 2,559 square kilometers (988 sq mi).[2]

Population[edit]

In the 2005 census Concepción del Oro reported a population of 11,857.[1] Of these, 6,653 lived in the municipal seat and the remainder lived in surrounding rural communities.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Concepción del Oro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18
(64.4)
20.2
(68.4)
23.3
(73.9)
26.2
(79.2)
28
(82.4)
28.5
(83.3)
27.4
(81.3)
27
(81)
25.8
(78.4)
23.8
(74.8)
21.7
(71.1)
18.7
(65.7)
24.05
(75.33)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.2
(41.4)
7
(45)
10.4
(50.7)
12.6
(54.7)
14
(57.2)
14
(57)
13.6
(56.5)
12.4
(54.3)
9.6
(49.3)
6.7
(44.1)
4.9
(40.8)
9.51
(49.14)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
20
(0.8)
36
(1.4)
53
(2.1)
80
(3)
61
(2.4)
61
(2.4)
36
(1.4)
18
(0.7)
30
(1)
449
(17.3)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is one of the main economical activities in Concepción del Oro, it is based in temporary harvesting of mainly: beans, maize, oats, barley and wheat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/zacatecas/municipios/32007a.htm "Concepción del Oro", Encyclopedia de Municipios
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.