Vícam

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Vícam
Vícam is located in Mexico
Vícam
Vícam
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°38′32″N 110°17′23″W / 27.64222°N 110.28972°W / 27.64222; -110.28972Coordinates: 27°38′32″N 110°17′23″W / 27.64222°N 110.28972°W / 27.64222; -110.28972
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Municipio Guaymas
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,578
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code 85510
Area code(s) 643

Vícam is a town in the Mexican state of Sonora located in the municipio of Guaymas. It is one of the main settlements of the Yaqui people. Historically the Yaqui also ranged through what is now the American Southwest, and there is a federally recognized tribe in the United States state of Arizona.

History[edit]

Vícam is one of the eight mission villages in which the Yaqui were settled in the early seventeenth century by Spanish Jesuit missionaries, along with Pótam, Torim, Bácum, Cócorit, Huiviris, Benem and Rahum. Today it is the second largest settlement in the municipality of Guaymas, and one of the main Yaqui settlements. Vícam hosted the Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas from October 11–14, 2007.[1]

Description and demographics[edit]

Vícam is located at the south end of the municipio and at an altitude of 10 meters above sea level. Federal Highway 15 connects it to the north with Guaymas and Hermosillo, and to the south with Ciudad Obregon and Navojoa.

According to the Census of Population and Housing conducted in 2005 by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, the total population of Vícam is 8,578, 4,207 of whom are men and 4,371 of whom are women.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Encuentro de Pueblos Indígenas de América. "Convocatoria". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. "Archivo histórico de localidades". Retrieved 2010-05-30.