Juan Aldama, Chihuahua

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Juan Aldama
Juan Aldama is located in Mexico
Juan Aldama
Juan Aldama
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°50′19″N 105°54′40″W / 28.83861°N 105.91111°W / 28.83861; -105.91111Coordinates: 28°50′19″N 105°54′40″W / 28.83861°N 105.91111°W / 28.83861; -105.91111
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Aldama
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,642

Juan Aldama is a city and seat of the municipality of Aldama, in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the city had a population of 18,642,[1] up from 16,284 in 2005.[2]


The origin of today's ciudad Aldama, occurs on August 7, 1671 when captain Pedro Cano de los Ríos establishes two places for cattle raising; by the year 1717 the monks franciscanos established a mission called San Geronimo in this place, to evangelize the Native Mexicans conchos and chinarras that inhabited the region, San Jerónimo was the former name of this settlement.


Agriculture is the main economic activity of the city, however the commerce also has taken an important part lately, offering products to the locals and people in transit to Chihuahua or Ojinaga. Many locals travel to Chihuahua city to work or study.



Federal highway 16 of Mexico is the main terrestrial way of communication of Aldama, this highway passes the city from east to west, connecting the city with chihuahua, Coyame and Ojinaga (border with The United States of America). On the segment Chihuahua-Aldama, highway 16 is a four lane toll-free, which provides an economic fast and secure communication.


Aldama has public kindergarten, elementary schools, middle schools, provided by the federal government and state government. Students usually travel to Chihuahua city to continue with their university studies.


  1. ^ "Aldama". 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 13, 2008