Mulegé Municipality

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Coat of arms of Mulegé
Coat of arms
Location of Mulegé in Baja California Sur.
Location of Mulegé in Baja California Sur.
Country Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipal seat Santa Rosalía
Largest city Guerrero Negro
 • Total 32,000.37 km2 (12,355.41 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 60,171
 • Density 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zone Pacific (US Mountain) (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC−6)

Mulegé is the northernmost municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It is the second-largest (behind only Ensenada) municipality by area in the country, with an area of 32,092.2 km² (12,777 sq mi). In the census of 2010 it had a population of 59,114 inhabitants. Isla Natividad is part of the municipality.

The municipal seat is located in Santa Rosalía.

There is an initiative to split the municipality into two, with the division along the ridge dividing the current municipality, so that the Pacific side, which includes its largest city, Guerrero Negro, and also Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo, would be separated from the Gulf of California side, which includes Santa Rosalía and Mulegé.


Including the municipal seat of Santa Rosalía, the municipality is subdivided into six delegaciones:

  1. Santa Rosalía
  2. Bahía Tortugas
  3. Guerrero Negro
  4. Mulegé
  5. San Ignacio
  6. Vizcaíno


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1970 19,416 —    
1980 26,983 +39.0%
1990 38,528 +42.8%
1995 45,963 +19.3%
2000 45,989 +0.1%
2005 52,743 +14.7%
2010 59,114 +12.1%

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 59,114.[2]

The municipality had 979 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Guerrero Negro (13,054), Santa Rosalía (11,765), Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo (6,902), Heroica Mulegé (3,821), Bahía Tortugas (2,671), classified as urban, and San Francisco (2,152), Las Margaritas (1,595), Bahía Asunción (1,484), and El Silencio (1,190), classified as rural.[2]


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Coordinates: 27°15′N 113°15′W / 27.250°N 113.250°W / 27.250; -113.250