Santiago, Baja California Sur

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Santiago
Santiago is located in Mexico
Santiago
Santiago
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 23°28′55″N 109°43′06″W / 23.48194°N 109.71833°W / 23.48194; -109.71833Coordinates: 23°28′55″N 109°43′06″W / 23.48194°N 109.71833°W / 23.48194; -109.71833
Country  Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Elevation 390 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 752
 • Urban 0

Santiago (previously Aiñiní)[1] is a small town in Los Cabos Municipality in Baja California Sur, Mexico, located on Mexico's Highway 1, about an hour's drive north of San José del Cabo. Like Todos Santos it is almost directly on top of the Tropic of Cancer. It is also home of the only zoo in Baja California Sur.

Misión de Santiago de los Coras Aiñiní was founded in 1724 by the Jesuit missionary, Ignacio Maria Napoli,[2] and closed in 1795; the subsequent Church of Santiago Apostol was built nearby.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crosby, Harry (1994). Antigua California: Mission and Colony on the Peninsular Frontier, 1697-1768. UNM Press. pp. 107–. ISBN 978-0-8263-1495-6. 
  2. ^ A Gift of Angels: The Art of Mission San Xavier Del Bac. University of Arizona Press. 2010. pp. 145–. ISBN 978-0-8165-2840-0. 
  3. ^ Palmerlee, Danny (2007). Baja California and Los Cabos. Lonely Planet. pp. 202–. ISBN 978-1-74104-564-2.