Villa Hidalgo, Sonora

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Villa Hidalgo
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Municipality Villa Hidalgo
Founded 1644
Government
 • Mayor Martin Alberto Durazo Durazo
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Coordinates: 30°10′N 109°19′W / 30.167°N 109.317°W / 30.167; -109.317 Villa Hidalgo is a town, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the north-east of the Mexican state of Sonora.

It was founded by the Jesuit missionary Marcos del Río in 1644 as (San Ignacio de) Oputo. On 1 April 1967 the State Congress ordered that it change its name from Oputo to its current name in honor of Mexican patriot Miguel Hidalgo.

The municipal area is 951.17 km2 and the population was 1,986 inhabitants (2.05 inhab./km2) in 2000. The main economic activities are agriculture and cattle raising.

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