Cusihuiriachi

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Cusihuiriachi
Town
The town is located within the Municipality of Cusihuiriachi in Chihuahua
The town is located within the Municipality of Cusihuiriachi in Chihuahua
Cusihuiriachi is located in Mexico
Cusihuiriachi
Cusihuiriachi
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°14′28″N 106°50′12″W / 28.24111°N 106.83667°W / 28.24111; -106.83667Coordinates: 28°14′28″N 106°50′12″W / 28.24111°N 106.83667°W / 28.24111; -106.83667
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Cusihuiriachi
Elevation 2,017 m (6,617 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 63
Postal code 33240
Demonym Cusihuiriachiteco

Cusihuiriachi is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Although it is now practically a ghost town, it serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name. "Cusihuiriachi" is a Tarahumara word meaning "erect pole".[1]

Cusihuiriachi's population has fallen dramatically over the past century, from 1,755 in 1900 to 75 in 2005. By the 2010 census, it was down to 63.[2] This was largely due to the closure of the local silver mines.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cusihuiriachi Enciclopedia de los municipios de México
  2. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI