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. Formerly known as Minas Prietas, La Colorada became a municipality on June 28, 1934. As an important mining camp in Mexico, La Colorada boasted a population that topped 5,604 in 1895. The municipality is situated 45 km (29 mi) southeast of Hermosillo.
- Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática (INEGI)
- Pueblos de Sonora
- 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.
- La Colorada
- (Spanish) La Colorada, Ayuntamiento Digital (Official Website of La Colorada, Sonora)
- (Spanish) Information about La Colorada
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