Ocampo, Guanajuato

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Ocampo is a city (and municipality) located in the northwest region of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The municipality has an area of 1,019.49 square kilometres (3.7% of the surface of the state) and is bordered and to the south and east by San Felipe, to the north by the state of San Luis Potosí, to the west by the state of Jalisco. The municipality had a population of 23,500 inhabitants according to the 2010 census.[1][2]

The municipality is named after Melchor Ocampo, a 19th-century liberal statesman.

The municipal president of Ocampo and its many smaller outlying communities is Raul Castillo.[3]

As of 2008 the largest group of immigrants from Ocampo go to Dallas, and the second-largest go to Chicago.[4]

Education[edit]

Fifty schools are located in Ocampo. They include:

  • Escuela Primaria 18 de Marzo (La Tinajia area) - In 2008 Jose Juan Salazar, an official from the education department of Ocampo municipality, stated that it was the best school in Ocampo.[5]
  • Gral Vicente Guerrero Urban School #1[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Mexican Municipality Encyclopedia". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  3. ^ PAN, truinfa voto conservador | Revista Contralínea GUANAJUATO, periodismo de investigacion. Mayo 2006 Mexico | Agosto 2006
  4. ^ Hernández, Macarena; Gary Jacobson (2008-06-09). "Education a challenge in small Mexican community with strong ties to Dallas". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  5. ^ Hernández, Macarena; Gary Jacobson (2008-06-09). "Hard work translates to success at La Tinaja school in Ocampo". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  6. ^ Hernández, Macarena; Gary Jacobson (2008-06-08). "At Ocampo's Guerrero elementary, many students dream of going to America". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 

Coordinates: 21°39′00″N 101°30′00″W / 21.650°N 101.500°W / 21.650; -101.500