Práxedis G. Guerrero Municipality
Práxedis G. Guerrero
Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
|Municipal seat||Práxedis G. Guerrero|
|Municipality created||15 February 1859|
|Municipality restored||February 1922|
|• Total||808.97 km2 (312.35 sq mi)|
Práxedis G. Guerrero is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua. The municipality covers an area of 808.97 km² and stands on the US border close to Ciudad Juárez.
The municipality's name was given to it by the State Congress in December 1933, to honor the Revolutionary leader Práxedis G. Guerrero, who was killed in action in Janos, Chihuahua, on 30 December 1910. It was previously known as San Ignacio.
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As of 2010, the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero had a population of 2,128. Other than the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero, the municipality had 85 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 population in parentheses) was: El Porvenir (1,253), classified as rural.
Práxedis G. Guerrero has a very low population that rarely grows. In fact, much of the population, above all those of school age, leave for nearby Ciudad Juárez, due to the higher level of economic activity there.
Towns and villages
The municipality has 27 localities. The largest are:
|Name||2010 Census Population|
|Práxedis G. Guerrero||2,128|
Adjacent municipalities and counties
Climate and ecology
The climate is extremely arid, with very high temperatures in the summer and very low temperatures in the winter, with extreme recorded temperatures of 43°C and -23°C. It has very low levels of precipitation.
- 1998–2001: Diego Javier Cedillos Aguirre
- 2001–2004: Rafael Carreón González
- 2004–2007: Juvenal Rodela Campos
In 2010 20-year-old Marisol Valles Garcia, a criminology student, became the municipality's main chief of police. As of that year the police department consisted of 13 members, mostly women, who are unarmed.
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- "Práxedis G. Guerrero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 19, 2008.
- (in Spanish) Población total por municipio según grandes grupos de edad, 2005 INEGI.
- Brice, Arthur. "20-year-old woman becomes top cop in violent Mexican municipality." CNN. October 20, 2010. Retrieved on October 20, 2010.