Namiquipa

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Namiquipa
Municipal Seat
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Namiquipa is located in Mexico
Namiquipa
Namiquipa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°15′01″N 107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917Coordinates: 29°15′01″N 107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Namiquipa
Franciscan Mission 1763
Town status 1778
Government
 • Municipal President Héctor Ariel Meixueiro Muñoz (PRI)
Elevation 1,888 m (6,194 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,718
Postal code 31960
Area code(s) 659
Demonym Namiquipense

Namiquipa is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Namiquipa.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 20,314, of whom 1,718 lived in the municipal seat.[1]

The origin of the settlement is an indigenous village called Namiquipa, where Franciscan missionaries established a mission in 1763 called San Pedro de Alcántara de Namiquipa. Namiquipa was given town (villa) status in 1778.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Namiquipa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 13, 2008.