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Estado de Sonora
Location
Statistics
Capital Hermosillo
Area 182,052 km²
Ranked 2nd
Population
(2000 census)
2,213,370
Ranked 19th
Governor
(2003-2009)
Eduardo Bours Castelo (PRI)
Federal Deputies PRI/PVEM: 4
PAN: 3
Federal Senators PAN: 2
PRI: 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-SON
Son.

Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. To the north Sonora accounts for a long stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent to the U.S. states of Arizona and New Mexico; to the west it borders the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Image File history File links Escudo-Sonora. ... Image File history File links SonoraState. ... Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Eduardo Bours Castelo Eduardo Robinson Bours Castelo (b. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country – under a succession of names – for more than 70 years. ... The Green Ecological Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... The state of Chihuahua is the largest of the 31 states of Mexico and is located in the northwestern part of the country. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sinaloa is the name of a city, a municipality and a state in Mexico. ... Jump to: navigation, search Baja California is the northernmost state of Mexico; it is mostly located on the northern half of the Baja California peninsula. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Jump to: navigation, search A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Senators John McCain (R) Jon Kyl (R) Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from...


Sonora is important economically for its cattle production and mining, and popular among tourists for its fine beaches. Culturally it is important as a source of a style of music known as the Norteña. Norteño (literally meaning northern in Spanish, and also known as conjunto) is a traditional style of Mexican music that originated in rural northern Mexico in the early 20th century, a form of music based largely on corridos and polka. ...


Cities with airports that serve as points of entry include Hermosillo (the state capital), Ciudad Obregón, Navojoa and Guaymas. Smaller towns popular with tourists that have airports include Puerto Peñasco and Álamos. Border crossings include: the city of Nogales, across the border from Nogales, Arizona; the town of Agua Prieta, across from Douglas, Arizona; and Sonoyta, opposite Lukeville, Arizona. Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico. ... Ciudad Obregón (also known simply as Obregón) is the second largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and is situated 576 km south of Mexicos border with the U.S. state of Arizona at 27° 29′ 38″ N 109° 56′ 20″ W. It is also... Navojoa is the third largest city in the northern Mexican state of Sonora and is situated 360 miles south of Mexicos border with the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Guaymas is a port city in Sonora, Mexico. ... Puerto Peñasco is a small city in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico, on the shore of the Gulf of California. ... The town of Álamos in the state of Sonora, Mexico, was founded in the late 17th century following discoveries of copper mines in the region. ... Nogales is a city in the north of the state of Sonora, Mexico. ... Nogales, Santa Cruz Co. ... Agua Prieta is a town in the northern part of the state of Sonora, Mexico. ... Douglas is a city located in Cochise County, Arizona. ... Sonoita is a town in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. ... Lukeville is a small border town in southern Arizona, USA. The city consists of the international border crossing into Sonoita, Sonora, Mexico,together with a gas station, a small store, a few outlets that sell Mexican autmobile insurance, and a terminal for busses that are bound for Phoenix and Tucson. ...


The Yaqui people are Native Americans who live in the state of Sonora. Sonora y Sinaloa was the name of the constituent state of the Mexican Republic under its Constitution of 1824. On 30 September 1830 that state was divided into two – the states of Sonora and Sinaloa. Father Eusebio Kino is important in the state's history. Yaqui is also the name of the language of the Yaqui people, and the name of a river that flows through Sonora. ... Brazilian Indian chiefs The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... Sonora y Sinaloa (Sonora and Sinaloa) was one of the constituent states of the Mexican Republic under its Constitution of 1824. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Bronze by Suzanne Silvercruys. ...


Eduardo Bours Castelo, a member of the PRI, is the current governor of the state (2003–09). Eduardo Bours Castelo Eduardo Robinson Bours Castelo (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country – under a succession of names – for more than 70 years. ...


The Sonoran Desert and the Sierra Madre Occidental covers much of the state. Its climate is dry and reaches extreme temperatures. The Colorado River Runs through the northern border region. The ISO 3166-2 is MX-SON. Sonoran Desert wildlife Mountains in the Sonoran Desert The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the border between the United States and Mexico and covers large parts of the states of Arizona, California and Sonora. ... The Sierra Madre Occidental is a mountain range in western Mexico and the extreme southwest of the United States, extending 1500 km from southeast Arizona (south and east of Tucson) southeast through eastern Sonora, western Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes to Guanajuato, where it joins with the Sierra Madre Oriental and... // Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View For other uses, see Colorado River (disambiguation). ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ...


Municipalities

Sonora is subdivided into 72 municipios. See municipalities of Sonora. A municipio (Spanish for municipality) is a second-level political and administrative division in Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Sonora is divided in 72 municipios. ...


See also

List of governors of Sonora since 1917: 2003–2009 Eduardo Bours Castelo 1997–2003 Armando López Nogales 1991–1997 Manlio Fabio Beltrones 1985–1991 Rodolfo Félix Valdés 1979–1985 Samuel Ocaña García 1975–1979 Alejandro Carrillo Marcor 1973–1975 Carlos Armando Biebrich Torres 1967–1973...

External link

  • Link to a Spanish language website Towns, cities, and postal codes in Sonora.


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Aguascalientes | Baja California | Baja California Sur | Campeche | Chiapas | Chihuahua | Coahuila | Colima | Durango | Guanajuato | Guerrero | Hidalgo | Jalisco | México | Michoacán | Morelos | Nayarit | Nuevo León | Oaxaca | Puebla | Querétaro | Quintana Roo | San Luis Potosí | Sinaloa | Sonora | Tabasco | Tamaulipas | Tlaxcala | Veracruz | Yucatán | Zacatecas
Federal District: Mexican Federal District

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Sonora Tourism (246 words)
Sonora is the second largest state in land-mass in Mexico with 184.934 square kilometers.
Thanks to its privileged location, Sonora is a unique and safe tourist destination, awaiting inquisitive visitors to discover its legendary cities, beautiful beaches and spectacular views of landscapes where ocean meets desert and mountain.
In addition to its natural richness, Sonora offers a great variety of regional food that manages to satisfy even the most demanding of palates; there are many ethnic groups settled in the state who to this day manifest their traditions through harmonic dance and other shows of culture.
Committees - Welcome to the City of Sonora (303 words)
The public is welcome and cordially invited to attend meetings of the Sonora City Council.
The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Sonora and is charged with the responsibility of governing the City.
The Council establishes policies to guide the various municipal functions of the City and, where necessary, establishes procedures by which functions are performed.
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