Position of Saric municipality in Sonora
|• Total||1,676 km2 (647 sq mi)|
|Elevationat seat||780 m (2,560 ft)|
|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 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.
Adjacent municipalities and counties
- Nogales Municipality - northeast
- Magdalena de Kino Municipality - southeast
- Tubutama Municipality - south and southwest
- Altar Municipality - west
- Pima County, Arizona - north
- Santa Cruz County, Arizona - north
- Sáric, Ayuntamiento Digital (Official Website of Sáric, Sonora)