Villa Hidalgo, Sonora

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Villa Hidalgo
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Founded 1644
Government
 • Mayor Martin Alberto Durazo Durazo
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Coordinates: 30°10′N 109°19′W / 30.167°N 109.317°W / 30.167; -109.317 Villa Hidalgo Municipality is a municipality, in the north-east of the Mexican state of Sonora.

Municipal seat[edit]

It was founded by the Jesuit missionary Marcos del Río in 1644 as (San Ignacio de) Oputo. On 1 April 1967 the State Congress ordered that it change its name from Oputo to its current name in honor of Mexican patriot Miguel Hidalgo.

Area[edit]

The municipal area is 951.17 km2.

Population[edit]

The population was 1,986 inhabitants (2.05 inhab./km2) in 2000.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities are agriculture and cattle raising.

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