Villa Pesqueira

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Villa Pesqueira Municipality
Municipality
Villa Pesqueira Municipality is located in Mexico
Villa Pesqueira Municipality
Villa Pesqueira Municipality
Coordinates: 29°06′N 109°57′W / 29.100°N 109.950°W / 29.100; -109.950Coordinates: 29°06′N 109°57′W / 29.100°N 109.950°W / 29.100; -109.950
Country  Mexico
State Sonora
Founded 1629
Government
 • Mayor Rafael del Castillo Ortiz
Elevation 634 m (2,080 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Villa Pesqueira Municipality is a town, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the central region of the Mexican state of Sonora.

Municipal seat[edit]

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.

Creation[edit]

The municipality was created on 11 December 1930, with the escision of its territory from the adjacent municipality of Ures Municipality.

Area[edit]

The municipal area is 1,834.13 km2.

Population[edit]

The population was 1,590, of whom 96% lived in the urban area.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities are cattle raising (18,000 head in 2005), subsistence farming, and mining.

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