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Namiquipa is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Namiquipa.

Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Municipality of Namiquipa in Chihuahua
Namiquipa, Chihuahua is located in Mexico
Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Namiquipa, Chihuahua
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°15′01″N 107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917Coordinates: 29°15′01″N 107°24′33″W / 29.25028°N 107.40917°W / 29.25028; -107.40917
Country Mexico
StateChihuahua
MunicipalityNamiquipa
Franciscan Mission1763
Town status1778
Government
 • Municipal PresidentHéctor Ariel Meixueiro Muñoz (PRI)
Elevation
1,888 m (6,194 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,752
Postal code
31960
Area code(s)659
DemonymNamiquipense

As of 2010, the town of Namiquipa had a population of 1,752,[1] up from 1,718 as of 2005.[2]

The origin of the settlement is an indigenous village called Namiquipa, where Franciscan missionaries established a mission in 1763 called San Pedro de Alcántara de Namiquipa. Namiquipa was given town (villa) status in 1778.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Namiquipa". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Namiquipa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on May 29, 2007. Retrieved October 13, 2008.