|Villa Pesqueira Municipality|
|• Mayor||Rafael del Castillo Ortiz|
|Elevation||634 m (2,080 ft)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
It was founded in 1629 by the missionary Martín de Azpilcueta as (San José de) Mátapa. The State Congress ordered the change to its current name, at the inhabitants' request, on 11 February 1867.
The municipality was created on 11 December 1930, with the escision of its territory from the adjacent municipality of Ures Municipality.
The municipal area is 1,834.13 km2.
The population was 1,590, of whom 96% lived in the urban area.
The main economic activities are cattle raising (18,000 head in 2005), subsistence farming, and mining.
- Villa Pesqueira, Sonora (Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México)