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Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero is the municipal seat of the municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero
Bust of the town's namesake in the central plaza
Bust of the town's namesake in the central plaza
Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
Municipality of Práxedis G. Guerrero in Chihuahua
Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero is located in Mexico
Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero
Práxedis Gilberto Guerrero
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 31°22′22″N 106°00′20″W / 31.37278°N 106.00556°W / 31.37278; -106.00556Coordinates: 31°22′22″N 106°00′20″W / 31.37278°N 106.00556°W / 31.37278; -106.00556
Country Mexico
StateChihuahua
MunicipalityPráxedis G. Guerrero
Founded1849
Area
 • Total808.97 km2 (312.35 sq mi)
Elevation
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total2,128
Postal code
32780
Area code(s)656
Websitehttp://www.mpiopraxedisguerrero.gob.mx

In the 2005 Census, the town reported a population of 3,431.[1][2] Only five years later, at the 2010 census, the population had declined dramatically to 2,128 inhabitants.[3]

HistoryEdit

The town was founded in 1849, as San Ignacio, by the priest Ramón Ortiz y Miera. The original settlers were a group of people from Texas and New Mexico, who did not wish to remain in the United States following the cession of those territories under the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.[4]

Its current name was given to it by the State Congress in December 1983, to honour the Revolutionary leader Práxedis G. Guerrero, who was killed in action in Janos, Chihuahua, on 30 December 1910.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Práxedis G. Guerrero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Población total por municipio según grandes grupos de edad, 2005 INEGI.
  3. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Práxedis G. Guerrero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
  5. ^ "Reseña histórica". Municipio de Práxedis G. Guerrero. Retrieved 2008-10-24.