Valle de Santiago
Valle de Santiago is a municipio (municipality) in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, and also the name of its largest township and cabecera municipal (municipal seat). The municipality is located in the southern portion of the state in the Bajío region of central Mexico, and has an area of some 820.1 square kilometres (316.6 sq mi). The city of Valle de Santiago lies at an elevation of 1,744 metres (5,722 ft) in the east-central part of the municipality, approximately 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of the state capital, Guanajuato.
The settlement was founded in 1607.
As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 68,058 (the ninth-largest community in the state), while the municipality had a population of 141,058.
- http://www.inegi.gob.mx/est/contenidos/espanol/sistemas/conteo2005/localidad/iter/ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005] INEGI: National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics
- Guanajuato Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico
- Valle de Santiago Official municipal government website
- El Pais de la Siete Luminarias Valle de Santiago The first website on the Internet
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