Villa Unión Municipality

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Villa Unión
Coat of arms of Villa Unión
Coat of arms
Municipality of Villa Unión in Coahuila
Municipality of Villa Unión in Coahuila
Villa Unión is located in Mexico
Villa Unión
Villa Unión
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 28°13′13″N 100°43′28″W / 28.22028°N 100.72444°W / 28.22028; -100.72444Coordinates: 28°13′13″N 100°43′28″W / 28.22028°N 100.72444°W / 28.22028; -100.72444
Country Mexico
StateCoahuila
Municipal seatVilla Unión
Area
 • Total1,540.3 km2 (594.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total6,138

Villa Unión is one of the 38 municipalities of Coahuila, in north-eastern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Villa Unión. The municipality covers an area of 1540.3 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 6,138.[1]

On November 29, 2019, four police officers and seven armed civilians, members of the Cartel del Noreste, were killed in a shootout during an attack on the Villa Unión Municipal palace. Six other police officers were injured.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa Unión". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved November 9, 2008.
  2. ^ "El gobernador de Coahuila confirma 11 muertos tras enfrentamiento" [Governor of Coahuila confirms 11 dead after shooting], Informador.mx (in Spanish), Nov 30, 2019