Soyopa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Soyopa
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Municipality Soyopa
Government
 • Mayor Alonso Sánchez Encinas
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Soyopa (Yaqui: "hot land") is a town, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the eastern region of the Mexican state of Sonora. The elevation is 350 meters. The municipal area is 846.33 km2. and the population was 1,649 in 2000.

Neighboring municipalities are:

The main economic activities are cattle raising (16,000 head in 2000), agriculture (rye, sorghum, wheat), and mining.

Silver was mined here beginning in the eighteenth century and the town had its economic heyday around 1880. After that the silver mines ran out and the population declined.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°46′00″N 109°37′59″W / 28.7667°N 109.633°W / 28.7667; -109.633