Jiménez Municipality, Coahuila

Jiménez is one of the 38 municipalities of Coahuila, in north-eastern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Jiménez. The municipality covers an area of 3040.9 km² and is located on the international border between Mexico and the USA, here formed by the Río Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande), adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas.

Jiménez
Municipality of Jiménez in Coahuila
Municipality of Jiménez in Coahuila
Coordinates: 29°4′11″N 100°40′29″W / 29.06972°N 100.67472°W / 29.06972; -100.67472Coordinates: 29°4′11″N 100°40′29″W / 29.06972°N 100.67472°W / 29.06972; -100.67472
Country Mexico
State Coahuila
Founded1875
Named forJosé Mariano Jiménez
SeatJiménez
Largest citySan Carlos
Area
 • Total3,040.9 km2 (1,174.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total14,919

In 2010, the municipality had a total population of 9,935. Oil was recently discovered in Jiménez, and U.S oil companies are in the process of setting operations on both sides of the border, with the majority of the Mexico operations to be based in Cd. Acuna due to its proximity to Jiménez, and operations on the U.S side will be based in Del Rio, Texas. Companies are already working on infrastructure on the U.S side in Val Verde County. The oil industry is going to create an economical impact on both sides of the border.[1]

Towns and villagesEdit

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:

Name 2010 Census Population
San Carlos 3,126
Jiménez 1,160
Santa María 929
Madero del Río 506
El Orégano 498
Purísima 456
Palmira (Victoria) 428
La Muralla 402
Cristales 388
Total Municipality 9,935

Adjacent municipalities and countiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine accessdate=April 29, 2011