San Francisco del Mezquital

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San Francisco del Mezquital
Municipal seat and city
San Francisco del Mezquital is located in Mexico
San Francisco del Mezquital
San Francisco del Mezquital
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 23°28′24″N 104°23′45″W / 23.47333°N 104.39583°W / 23.47333; -104.39583Coordinates: 23°28′24″N 104°23′45″W / 23.47333°N 104.39583°W / 23.47333; -104.39583
Country  Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Mezquital
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,742

Mezquital (Tepehuan: Boodamtam) is a city and seat of the Municipality of Mezquital in the state of Durango, north-western Mexico.[1] It is situated in the northeast of the municipality, near the boundary with the Municipality of Suchil. As of 2010, the town had a population of 1,742.[2]

There is uncertainty as to the official name of this municipal capital. According to an online encyclopedia of Mexico's municipalities produced by the federal Secretariat of Governance, the name of this city is simply Mezquital,[3] but the federal postal service gives San Francisco del Mezquital,[4] which is the name of the second convent founded in the vicinity during the colonial era.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Principales resultados por localidad 2005 (ITER). Retrieved on December 19, 2008
  2. ^ "Mezquital". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Produced by the Secretariat of Governance (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB). If a desired link has not been activated, try this alternative Web site for the Enciclopedia (as of 2009.02.11).
  4. ^ Online lookup service for postal codes of the Mexican postal service, Correos de México.