Quiriego (municipality)

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Municipality of Quiriego
Municipality
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
County seat Quiriego
Area
 • Total 2,705.72 km2 (1,044.68 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,335
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Locator map of the Municipality of Quiriego, in Sonora.

The Municipality of Quiriego is a municipality of southern Sonora state, in northwestern Mexico.[1]

County seat[edit]

The town of Quiriego is the county seat of Quiriego Municipality. Quiriego is located east of Ciudad Obregón and is connected by dirt road with the main Federal Highway 15 at the village of Funcición.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Quiriego Municipality area is 2,705.72 km². It is within the Sonoran Desert.

Neighboring municipalities

Neighboring Municipalities are Rosario to the north, Álamos to the east, Navojoa and the state of Chihuahua to the south, and Cajeme to the west.

Population[edit]

The Quiriego Municipality population count was 3,335 in 2005. The municipal population has been decreasing steadily since 1980 when it was 4,474.[3]

History[edit]

The name Quiriego comes from the Latin words in the liturgy of the mass "kirie" lord and "ego" I.

Located in this region are the ruins of the ancient Real de Minas y Villa de Baroyeca, which was one of the most important settlements in Sonora during the colonial period and beginning of the post-independence era.

Ruins of the former missions of Batacosa and Tepahui, founded in the eighteenth century, can also be seen.

The municipal seat, Quiriego, was originally a ranch belonging to Francisco Javier Valenzuela in the last years of the eighteenth century. Quiriego became a municipality in 1932.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Quiriego
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
28
(82)
29.7
(85.5)
33.1
(91.6)
35.3
(95.5)
39
(102.2)
36.8
(98.2)
35.3
(95.5)
35.4
(95.7)
33.7
(92.7)
30.2
(86.4)
26.6
(79.9)
32.39
(90.28)
Average low °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
7.5
(45.5)
9
(48)
11.4
(52.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.9
(69.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23
(73)
21.8
(71.2)
16
(61)
10.4
(50.7)
7
(44.6)
14.4
(57.88)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30
(1.2)
13
(0.5)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
20
(0.8)
185
(7.3)
183
(7.2)
99
(3.9)
43
(1.7)
15
(0.6)
33
(1.3)
639
(25.2)
Source: Weatherbase [4]
Landscape of the Municipality of Quiriego.

Economic activity[edit]

Agriculture and cattle raising are the main economic activities. Main crops are watermelon, sorghum, corn, beans, and grasses for cattle raising. There were 34,096 head of cattle in 2000. Gobierno de Sonora

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ www.maps-of-mexico.com: Sonora Map
  3. ^ www.sonora.gob.mx: Pg218
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Quiriego, Sonora". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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