San Buenaventura, Chihuahua

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San Buenaventura
City
Nickname(s): "El Valle"
Motto: "TIERRA BUENA, RAZA NOBLE"
Municipality of Buenaventura in Chihuahua
Municipality of Buenaventura in Chihuahua
San Buenaventura is located in Mexico
San Buenaventura
San Buenaventura
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°50′N 107°28′W / 29.833°N 107.467°W / 29.833; -107.467Coordinates: 29°50′N 107°28′W / 29.833°N 107.467°W / 29.833; -107.467
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Buenaventura
Area
 • Total 8,938.29 km2 (3,451.09 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,957
Demonym Buenaventurense or Vallero
Patron saint's day 14 July
Website http://www.e-local.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/chihuahua/Mpios/08010a.htm

San Buenaventura (named for St. Bonaventure) is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the Buenaventura Municipality.

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 6,957,[1] down from 9,402 as of 2005.[2]

History[edit]

In 1660 Capitán Juan de Munguía and Villela and Fr. Gerónimo de Birues founded the settlement of The Valley of San Buenaventura with Chinarra and Suma people.[3]

Ethnicities[edit]

The vast majority of the population is Mestizo, they are descended from the Spanish settlers and the Chinarra and Suma people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buenaventura". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Buenaventura". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Plan municipal de Desarrollo 2013-2016" (PDF). http://www.chihuahua.gob.mx/.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "Plan municipal de Desarrollo 2013-2016" (PDF). http://www.chihuahua.gob.mx/.  External link in |website= (help)