Mier y Noriega
|Mier y Noriega|
|• Municipal President||Pedro Cortéz Briones (PRI)|
|• Total||1,006.78 km2 (388.72 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,669 m (5,476 ft)|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Data source: INEGI|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Source: Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México|
The municipality has 7,095 inhabitants, of which 1,214 live in the town of Mier y Noriega, the seat of the municipality. Other settlements with more than 500 residents include La Cardona, Cerros Blancos, Las Palomas, and Tapona Morena.
The municipality was founded in 1849 and is named for Servando Teresa de Mier Noriega y Guerra, a Monterrey native who helped draft the Mexican Constitution of 1824. The first colonial settlement took place at the end of the 19th century by agave farmers, though there had been previous indigenous settlement.
- (in Spanish) Mier y Noriega
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