La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur

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La Paz
Seaside of La Paz
Seaside of La Paz
Flag of La Paz
Coat of arms of La Paz
Coat of arms
Location of municipality in Baja California Sur
Location of municipality in Baja California Sur
Country  Mexico
State  Baja California Sur
 • Municipal president Víctor Castro Cosío (PRD)
 • Municipality 20,274.98 km2 (7,828.21 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 251,871
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Urban 225,022
  Data source: INEGI
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Website (Spanish) Ayuntamiento de La Paz
Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

La Paz is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Its area of 20,275 km² (7,828.2 sq mi) makes it the municipality in Mexico with the fourth-largest area.[1] It had a population of 251,871 inhabitants in the 2010 census.[2] Its municipal seat, also named La Paz, is the state capital.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1970 51,521 —    
1980 130,427 +153.2%
1990 160,970 +23.4%
1995 182,418 +13.3%
2000 196,907 +7.9%
2005 219,596 +11.5%
2010 251,871 +14.7%

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 251,871.[4]

As of 2010, the city of La Paz had a population of 215,178.[4] Other than the city of La Paz, the municipality had 1,749 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Todos Santos (5,148), El Centenario (4,696), classified as urban, and El Pescadero (2,338), Chametla (2,178), Colonia Calafia (1,690), Melitón Albáñez Domínguez (1,588), and Los Barriles (1,174), classified as rural.[4]

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Coordinates: 24°00′N 110°45′W / 24.000°N 110.750°W / 24.000; -110.750