Loreto Municipality, Baja California Sur
Location of Loreto in Baja California Sur.
|State||Baja California Sur|
|• Total||4,418.98 km2 (1,706.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
Loreto (Spanish (help·info)) is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It was created in 1992 from the partition of the neighboring Comondú Municipality. The municipal seat is in the town of Loreto, which was the former capital of Las Californias during Spanish colonial times.
The 2010 census reported a population of 16,738, about 88 percent of whom lived in the town of Loreto. The municipality has an area of 4,311 km² (1,664.49 sq mi).
The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:
|Name||2010 Census Population|
|Puerto Agua Verde||192|
- 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine.
- Staff (March 30, 2015) "Ventura, Loreto discuss new sister city program during binational visit" Ventura County Star (subscription may be required for this article.)
- Official Ayuntamiento de Loreto website (Municipality of Loreto)—(in Spanish)
- Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Baja California Sur—(in Spanish)
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