Madera Municipality

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Madera
Municipality
The municipality is known for its caves and archaeological sites
The municipality is known for its caves and archaeological sites
Coat of arms of Madera
Coat of arms
Municipality of Madera in Chihuahua
Municipality of Madera in Chihuahua
Madera is located in Mexico
Madera
Madera
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°12′N 108°8′W / 29.200°N 108.133°W / 29.200; -108.133Coordinates: 29°12′N 108°8′W / 29.200°N 108.133°W / 29.200; -108.133
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Madera
Area
 • Total 8,158.8 km2 (3,150.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 32,031
 • Density 3.9/km2 (10/sq mi)

Madera is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Madera. The municipality covers an area of 8,158.8 km².

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 29,611,[1] down from 32,031 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the city of Madera had a population of 15,447.[1] Other than the city of Madera, the municipality had 600 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: El Largo (3,522), Nicolás Bravo (1,862), classified as urban, and Las Varas (Estación Babícora) (1,417) and Mesa del Huracán (Chihuahuita) (1,102), classified as rural.[1]

The economy is primarily based on logging, madera meaning wood in Spanish. There is also some agriculture and cattle ranches in the municipality.

The municipality is also known for its caves and parks and within a 50 km radius of the town there are many caves featuring pre-Columbian artworks.

Geography[edit]

Towns and villages[edit]

The municipality has 226 localities. The largest are:

Name Population (2005)
Madera 15,267
El Largo Maderal 4,021
Nicolás Bravo 2680
Las Varas 1429
Mesa del Huracán 1355
La Norteña 975
Nuevo Madera 450
Total Municipality 32,031

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Madera". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Madera". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 13, 2008.