San Luis Río Colorado Municipality

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San Luis Río Colorado
Municipality
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Capital San Luis Río Colorado
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Luis Río Colorado is a municipality in Sonora in north-western Mexico.[1] It is the location of the city of San Luis Rio Colorado, the community of El Golfo de Santa Clara and the biosphere Bahia Adair.

Geography[edit]

Adjacent municipalities and counties[edit]

It also borders the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) on its south.

Towns and villages[edit]

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:

Name 2010 Census Population
San Luis Río Colorado 158,089
Ingeniero Luis B. Sánchez 5,560
Golfo de Santa Clara 3,967
Islita 1,825
Nuevo Michoacán (Estación Riíto) 1,425
Lagunitas 1,019
Total Municipality 178,380

Former settlements[edit]

Former historical settlements now within the municipality.

Name founded abandoned Notes
Colonia Lerdo 1870s 1900s Agricultural settlement
Gridiron 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Hualapai Smith's 1860s 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Lerdo Landing 1870s 1900s Colorado River landing for Colonia Lerdo
Ogden's Landing 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Port Famine 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Port Isabel 1864 1879 Colorado River seaport and steamboat landing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 

Coordinates: 32°28′N 114°47′W / 32.467°N 114.783°W / 32.467; -114.783