Uruachi

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Uruachi
Municipal seat
Municipality of Uruachi in Chihuahua
Municipality of Uruachi in Chihuahua
Uruachi is located in Mexico
Uruachi
Uruachi
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°52′02″N 108°12′57″W / 27.86722°N 108.21583°W / 27.86722; -108.21583Coordinates: 27°52′02″N 108°12′57″W / 27.86722°N 108.21583°W / 27.86722; -108.21583
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Uruachi
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,199
Postal code 33300
Area code(s) 635

Uruachi (a name in the Tarahumara language of disputed meaning;[1] also known as Mineral de Urachi on account of its mining activities) is a village in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, close to the border with the state of Sonora. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Uruachi.

As of 2010, the town of Uruachi had a population of 1,199.[2] up from 806 as of 2005.[1]

The settlement was founded by Jesuit missionaries in 1736.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Uruachi". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 25, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Uruachi". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.