Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua

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Santa Eulalia
Town
Santa Eulalia is located in Mexico
Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°35′38″N 105°53′16″W / 28.59389°N 105.88778°W / 28.59389; -105.88778Coordinates: 28°35′38″N 105°53′16″W / 28.59389°N 105.88778°W / 28.59389; -105.88778
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Aquiles Serdán
Founded 1652
Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,135
Area code(s) 614
Demonym Santaeulaliense

Santa Eulalia is a town and seat of the municipality of Aquiles Serdán, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. In 2010, the town had a population of 7,135,[1] up from 2,089 in 2005.[2]

Founded in 1652 by Diego del Castillo, it is one of the oldest settlements in the state.

Mining began in the Santa Eulalia Mining District in the early 1700s. Early production was primarily silver. More recently, the mines have produced zinc and lead. Production has been intermittent since the 1990s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aquiles Serdán". 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 13, 2008
  3. ^ Mexican Mining Rail Excursion, Mining Engineering, 1982
Rhodochrosite specimen from Santa Eulalia