La Colorada

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This article is about the town and municipality. For the boxer, see Carolina Duer.

La Colorada is a small town and municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. In 2005, the population of the municipality was 1,754, with 288 living in the municipal seat.[1] Formerly known as Minas Prietas, La Colorada became a municipality on June 28, 1934.[2] As an important mining camp in Mexico, La Colorada boasted a population that topped 5,604 in 1895.[3] The municipality is situated 45 km (29 mi) southeast of Hermosillo.[4]

Other small towns located within the municipality include Tecorípa, Cobachi, Estación Torres, and San José de Pimas.


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)
  2. ^ Pueblos de Sonora
  3. ^ Miguel Tinker-Salas: In the Shadow of the Eagles: Sonora and the Transformation of the Border during the Porfiriato (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 1997). page 181.
  4. ^ La Colorada

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Coordinates: 28°48′00″N 110°34′00″W / 28.80000°N 110.56667°W / 28.80000; -110.56667