Villa Hidalgo, Sonora

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Location
30°10'00"N
109°19'00"W
Country
 Mexico
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Description

Villa Hidalgo Municipality is a municipality, in the north-east of the Mexican state of Sonora.

Municipal seat

It was founded by the Jesuit missionary Marcos del Río in 1644 as (San Ignacio de) Oputo. On 1 April 1967 the State Congress ordered that it change its name from Oputo to its current name in honor of Mexican patriot Miguel Hidalgo.

Area

The municipal area is 951.17 km2.

Population

The population was 1,986 inhabitants (2.05 inhab./km2) in 2000.

Economy

The main economic activities are agriculture and cattle raising.
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