Villa López

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Villa López
Town
Villa López is located in Mexico
Villa López
Villa López
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°0′N 105°2′W / 27.000°N 105.033°W / 27.000; -105.033Coordinates: 27°0′N 105°2′W / 27.000°N 105.033°W / 27.000; -105.033
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality López
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,184

Villa López is a town and seat of the municipality of López, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the town had a population of 2,184,[1] up from 2,066 as of 2005.[2]

It was given its official modern name Octaviano López after the Mexican army captain, Octaviano López. Upon its foundation in 1619 it was originally called Atotonilco.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "López". 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 25, 2008
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal, Secretaría de Gobernación (2005). «Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México». Consulted in 2010