San Francisco de Borja

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This article is about the Mexican town. For the saint, see Saint Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía.
San Francisco de Borja
Town
San Francisco de Borja is located in Mexico
San Francisco de Borja
San Francisco de Borja
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°53′N 106°40′W / 27.883°N 106.667°W / 27.883; -106.667Coordinates: 27°53′N 106°40′W / 27.883°N 106.667°W / 27.883; -106.667
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality San Francisco de Borja
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,157

San Francisco de Borja is a town and seat of the municipality of San Francisco de Borja, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town of San Francisco de Borja had a population of 1,157,[1] up from 1,142 as of 2005.[2]

San Francisco de Borja was founded as a Jesuit mission in the 1640s to the Tarahumara. The Tarahumara destroyed it in war with the Spanish in 1648, but it was later rebuilt.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Francisco de Borja". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Principales resultados por localidad 2005 (ITER). Retrieved on October 25, 2008
  3. ^ Edward H. Spicer, Cycles of Conquest (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1962) p. 30