|Santa Rosalía de Camargo
|• Total||16,066.50 km2 (6,203.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,250 m (4,100 ft)|
Santa Rosalía de Camargo, originally called Santa Rosalia, and now known as "Camargo City", is a city in the eastern part of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as municipal seat of Camargo municipality. It is a colonial town steeped in history. The Mission Santa Rosalía has a beautiful park. Camargo is within a short distance from a small pueblo called Chavira, now Chavira is another neighborhood of the city, and a short distance up the road to the old Precidio San Francisco de Conchos near Lake Boquilla and Lake Colina known as places for tourists to come especially in the summer season, as well as Los Filtros.
During the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Spaniards came in and waged war against the Native Conchos Indians who lived there. During the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa also invaded Camargo. Other Native tribes such as the Apache Indians came down from the Ojinaga, Chihuahua region not far from El Paso, and waged war against the Conchos Indians. Some used the Rio Grande as well as the Rio Conchos to ride their horses into the region. The River provided water as a source supply for survival. The San Francisco de Conchos area was attacked by various tribes.
The region is known for agriculture, cattle, corn, pecan trees and its surrounding mountains. Camargo is ethnically diverse, but mostly of European origin, composed of Spanish, Basque, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Mennonites, South African Boers and Conchos Indians. The Tarahumara Indians come into Camargo to sell goods to local people and they live throughout the region and up in the mountains.
Carmargo has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh) with mild winters and hot summers. The average high in hottest month is 36 °C (97 °F) while the average low is 19 °C (66 °F). Winters are mild with an average high of 20 °C (68 °F) and an average low of 2 °C (36 °F) in January. Precipitation is sparse though it is higher from July to September. 
|Climate data for Camargo|
|Record high °C (°F)||40.0
|Average high °C (°F)||20.4
|Daily mean °C (°F)||11.0
|Average low °C (°F)||1.5
|Record low °C (°F)||−13.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||9.0
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||1.9||1.4||0.9||1.3||2.2||5.4||9.9||9.2||7.0||3.3||1.5||1.9||45.9|
|Average snowy days||0.16||0.16||0.06||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.23||0.16||0.77|
|Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional|
|Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados|
Neighborhoods of Camargo
The Camargo's Municipality has 248 "Colonias" (neighborhoods) and "Zonas Conurbadas" which make the entire city.
As of 2010, the city had a total population of 40,221, up from 39,149 as of 2005.
Tourism is a popular activity and a generating potential of currencies, because Camargo City and vicinity possesses a great number of natural attractions, the most popular being:
- Colina lake With calm waters where one can practice different aquatic sports, as water skiing, jet skiing, and boating.
- "Ojo Caliente" Resort With thermal and sulphurous waters, located 4 km from Camargo.
- Los Filtros With birth of moderate templated waters, it is located to only 30 km from Camargo's city
- Presa la Boquilla is located to the southwest of the city, one of the most beautiful and interesting places of the region.
Interesting places to go
- Plaza Juarez (park)
- City Hall
- "Puerta de Camargo" monument
- Santa Rosalia Church
- Santuario Church
- "Acueducto" monument
- Bicentenary Park
- Rancho El Floreno
- "Faro" monumment
- "Lucha Villa Statue"
Wheat, sorghum, cotton, soy bean, maize (corn), bean, chili, alfalfa, onion.
Fruits of the region
Nut, grapevine, apricot, watermelon, melon, pear, plum-tree, small peach.
Mostly cattle (cows).
Schools in Camargo City
|Adolfo Lopez Mateos||Primary School||Public|
|Alonso N Urueta||Primary School||Public|
|Amado Nervo Institute||Kindergarten, Primary, Junior High School||Private|
|Arturo Armendariz Delgado||Kindergarten||Public|
|Benemérito de las Américas. ES-4||Junior High School||Public|
|Benito Juárez||Primary School||Public|
|Bertha Von Glumer 1392||Kindergarten||Public|
|CAMLE S.C. CENDI||Preschool||Private|
|Bilingual college Carmen Ibarra de Briseño||Kindergarten, Primary School||Private|
|CEDEX Cuitlahuac 3410||Adult Education||Public|
|CENDI SEP.# 10||Preschool||Public|
|Multiple Attention Center # 2||Special Education||Public|
|Center of Technological and Industrial Services Baccalaureate # 143||Technical High School||Public|
|Commercial Training Center||Adult Education||Private|
|Superior Studies Center of Camargo||University||Private|
|Chihuahua Scholar Center||Adult Education, Work Training||Private|
|Cuitlahuac # 2334||Primary School||Public|
|Division Del Norte Highschool||High School||Semi-Private|
|Edmundo Porras Fierro 2212||Primary School||Public|
|Sexual Education||Adult Education, Work Training||Public|
|Infantile Stays Camargo Chihuahua Mexico||Preschool||Private|
|Infantile Stays Camargo A. C. 059||Preschool||Private|
|Esther T. Castellanos #2230||Primary School||Public|
|Faculty of Accountancy and Administration, Chihuahua's Autonomous University, Extension Camargo||University||Public Autonomous|
|Fernando Ahuatzin Reyes||Primary School||Public|
|Francisco I. Madero||Primary School||Public|
|Gregorio M. Solis||Primary School||Public|
|Hector de la Garza 2764||Primary School||Public|
|Ignacia Rodriguez Lozoya||Primary School||Public|
|Ignacio Camargo 2039||Primary School||Public|
|Institute of managerial computation Camargo||Adult Education, Work Training||Private|
|Irma Aceves de Galindo 2773||Primary School||Public|
|Jaime Torres Bodet||Primary School||Public|
|Jesus Hilario Cardona Rodriguez||Adult Education, Secondary Grade||Public|
|Jose Refugio Mar de la Rosa||Primary School||Public|
|Jose Rosas Moreno||Kindergarten||Public|
|Lazaro Cardenas||Primary School||Public|
|María de Jesus Bejarano 2040||Primary School||Public|
|Maria Curie||Primary school||Public|
|Maria del Refugio Hermosillo||Kindergarten||Public|
|Niños Heroes 1364||Primary School||Public|
|Aborigen School, (Ethnical school)||Kindergarten, Primary School||Public|
|Ramon Lopez Velarde||Kindergarten||Public|
|Salvador Martinez Prieto 1330||Kindergarten||Public|
|State's Junior High School 3032||Junior High School||Public|
|State's Junior High School 3063||Junior High School||Public|
|Technical Secondary School #35||Junior High School||Public|
- NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010, National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved August 30, 2012 .
- "Normales climatológicas para el Estado de Chihuahua". Colegio de Postgraduados. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Camargo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
- Chihuahua Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México