San Diego de la Unión

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San Diego de la Unión
Independent city
San Diego de la Unión
Parroquia de San Diego de Alcalá 2.jpg
Coordinates: 21°27′56″N 100°52′25″W / 21.46556°N 100.87361°W / 21.46556; -100.87361Coordinates: 21°27′56″N 100°52′25″W / 21.46556°N 100.87361°W / 21.46556; -100.87361
Country Mexico
State Guanajuato
Founded 1719
Government
 • Mayor Diego Alberto Leyva Merino (2012 - 2015)
Elevation 2,070 m (6,790 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,103
 • Density 37,56/km2 (9,730/sq mi)
Website [1]

San Diego de la Unión is a Mexican city (and municipality) located in the Northwest [1] region of the state of Guanajuato. The municipality has an area of 990.17 square kilometres (3.26% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by San Luis Potosí, to the east by San Luis de la Paz, to the south by Dolores Hidalgo, and to the west by San Felipe. The municipality had 34,088 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[2][3]

The municipality of San Diego was founded in 1719 under the name of Pueblo de Bizcocho. It received its present name of San Diego de la Unión after San Diego de Alcalá, the Patron saint of Franciscan lay brothers.

The municipal president of San Diego de la Unión and its 137 outlying communities is Diego Alberto Leyva Merino.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Secretaría de Desarrollo Social y Humano - Gobierno del Estado de Guanajuato
  2. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  3. ^ Guanajuato "Mexican Municipality Encyclopedia". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  4. ^ http://v2.pan.org.mx/pics/gobierno/edo_gto/san_diego_de_la_union.htm