Sáric

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Sáric
O'odham: Ṣaʼalk
Position of Saric municipality in Sonora
Position of Saric municipality in Sonora
Sáric is located in Mexico
Sáric
Sáric
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 31°06′11″N 111°22′40″W / 31.10306°N 111.37778°W / 31.10306; -111.37778Coordinates: 31°06′11″N 111°22′40″W / 31.10306°N 111.37778°W / 31.10306; -111.37778
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Area
 • Total 1,676 km2 (647 sq mi)
Elevation (at seat) 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,703
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Sáric (O'odham: Ṣaʼalk) is a small town and the municipal area (municipio) around it, located in the extreme north of the Mexican state of Sonora. Its northern boundary is the U.S. state of Arizona. The population of the municipality (urban and rural areas) was 2,703 in 2010 living in an area of 1,676.23 square kilometers. The elevation is around 800 meters. At the municipal seat it is 780 meters.

Boundaries are with Pima County and Santa Cruz County in the U.S. state of Arizona to the north; Nogales, Sonora, to the east; Tubutama to the south; Altar to the west; and Magdalena de Kino to the southeast.

The only settlements of over 100 population were Sáric (892) 31°06′11″N 111°22′40″W / 31.10306°N 111.37778°W / 31.10306; -111.37778, El Sásabe (1,295) 31°28′19″N 111°32′39″W / 31.47194°N 111.54417°W / 31.47194; -111.54417, and Cierro Prieto (353) 31°01′13″N 111°23′43″W / 31.02028°N 111.39528°W / 31.02028; -111.39528, as enumerated in the 2010 census. There is an international border crossing leading to Sasabe, Arizona.

The land is high desert with extreme temperatures in the summer months. The Altar River has its source north of the municipality in the Arizona mountains and flows south.

The desert lands are poor and agriculture can only be practiced in the Altar River valley where wheat, corn, alfalfa, sorghum, and rye grass are grown. Extensive cattle raising is carried out.

The Spanish name of the town derives from the O'odham name, Ṣaʼalk, which means "mountain pass".[1]

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  1. ^ Estudios de lingüística y sociolingüística, 1994. ISBN 9686569324