Práxedis G. Guerrero Municipality

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Práxedis G. Guerrero
Municipality
Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
Práxedis G. Guerrero is located in Mexico
Práxedis G. Guerrero
Práxedis G. Guerrero
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 31°22′N 106°18′W / 31.367°N 106.300°W / 31.367; -106.300Coordinates: 31°22′N 106°18′W / 31.367°N 106.300°W / 31.367; -106.300
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Práxedis G. Guerrero
Municipality created 15 February 1859
Municipality dissolved 1893
Municipality restored February 1922
Area
 • Total 808.97 km2 (312.35 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,799
Postal code 32780
Area code(s) 656
Website http://www.mpiopraxedisguerrero.gob.mx

Práxedis G. Guerrero is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua. The municipality covers an area of 808.97 km² and stands on the US border close to Ciudad Juárez.

Name[edit]

The municipality's name was given to it by the State Congress in December 1933, to honor the Revolutionary leader Práxedis G. Guerrero, who was killed in action in Janos, Chihuahua, on 30 December 1910. It was previously known as San Ignacio.

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 4,799,[1] dramatically down from 8,514 as of 2005.[2][3]

As of 2010, the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero had a population of 2,128.[1] Other than the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, the municipality had 85 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 population in parentheses) was: El Porvenir (1,253), classified as rural.[1]

Práxedis G. Guerrero has a very low population that rarely grows. In fact, much of the population, above all those of school age, leave for nearby Ciudad Juárez, due to the higher level of economic activity there.

Geography[edit]

Towns and villages[edit]

The municipality has 27 localities. The largest are:

Name 2010 Census Population
Práxedis G. Guerrero 2,128
El Porvenir 1,253
Colonia Esperanza 710
Total Municipality 4,799

Adjacent municipalities and counties[edit]

Climate and ecology[edit]

The climate is extremely arid, with very high temperatures in the summer and very low temperatures in the winter, with extreme recorded temperatures of 43°C and -23°C. It has very low levels of precipitation.

Its flora are plants typical of the desert, and its fauna includes species such as the puma or the coyote.

Politics[edit]

Municipal presidents[edit]

In 2010 20-year old Marisol Valles Garcia, a criminology student, became the municipality's main chief of police. As of that year the police department consisted of 13 members, mostly women, who are unarmed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Praxedis G. Guerrero". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Práxedis G. Guerrero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 19, 2008. 
  3. ^ (Spanish) Población total por municipio según grandes grupos de edad, 2005 INEGI.
  4. ^ Brice, Arthur. "20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality." CNN. October 20, 2010. Retrieved on October 20, 2010.