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San Luis Río Colorado is a municipality in Sonora state, in northwestern Mexico.[1]

San Luis Río Colorado
Flag of San Luis Río Colorado
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Official seal of San Luis Río Colorado
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Country Mexico
StateSonora
CapitalSan Luis Río Colorado
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (No DST)

The municipality is the location of the city of San Luis Rio Colorado, the community of El Golfo de Santa Clara, and the Bahia Adair biosphere preserve.

GeographyEdit

The municipality is in the Lower Colorado River Valley, with the Colorado River along its west, the U.S.-Mexico border along the north, and to the Colorado River Delta on the southwest, and the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) along the south.

Adjacent jurisdictionsEdit

Populated placesEdit

The largest cities, towns, and villages within the municipality include:

Name 2010 Census Population
San Luis Río Colorado 158,089
Ingeniero Luis B. Sánchez 5,560
Golfo de Santa Clara 3,967
Islita 1,825
Nuevo Michoacán (Estación Riíto) 1,425
Lagunitas 1,019
Total Municipality 178,380

Former settlementsEdit

Former historical settlements sites within the current municipality, many along the Colorado River that served shipping by steamboats on the Colorado River, include:

Name founded abandoned Notes
Colonia Lerdo 1870s 1900s Agricultural settlement
Gridiron 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Hualapai Smith's 1860s 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Lerdo Landing 1870s 1900s Colorado River landing for Colonia Lerdo
Ogden's Landing 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Port Famine 1854 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing
Port Isabel 1864 1879 Colorado River steamboat landing and Pacific Ocean seaport

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 4, 2010.

Coordinates: 32°28′N 114°47′W / 32.467°N 114.783°W / 32.467; -114.783