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Encyclopedia > Sonoyta
Sonoyta
Coordinates: 31°51′41″N 112°51′16″W / 31.86139, -112.85444
Country Flag of Mexico Mexico
State Sonora
Municipality General Plutarco Elías Calles
Founded 1694 (San Marcelo de Sonoitac)
Government
 - Mayor Raul Martiniano Contreras García
Elevation 400 m (1,312 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Town 10,061
 - Density 4.59/km² (11.9/sq mi)
 - Demonym Sonoytense
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code 83570 -
Area code(s) 638
Website: www.sonora.gob.mx/portal/

Sonoyta, Sonora is a town in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. It stands on the U.S.-Mexico border, facing Lukeville, Arizona, in the United States. It is the municipal seat of the municipality of Plutarco Elías Calles. Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... 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. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Mexico uses 3 different UTC offsets as defined in the Law of Time Systems of Mexico[1]: Zone 1 (Central Zone) includes most of Mexico and is equivalent to UTC-6, or the equivalent of Candian and American Central Time Zone. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... 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. ... 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. ... Lukeville is a small border town in southern Arizona, USA. The city consists of the international border crossing into Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, together with a gas station, a duty free shop, a few outlets that sell Mexican autmobile insurance, and a terminal for busses that are bound for Phoenix and... Plutarco Elías Calles (September 25, 1877 – October 19, 1945) was a Mexican general and politician. ...

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Demographics

According to the 2005 Census; The city had a population of 10,061 inhabitants while the municipality had 12,416 inhabitants. 5,142 inhabitants were male and 4,919 inhabitants were female. 76.1 percent of the population over five years of age are of the catholic religion, 13.0 percent are of the evangelical religion and the remainder 10.9 percent belong to other religions. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A resident is a person who lives in a particular place permanently, or for an extended period of time, i. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      As a... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The word evangelicalism often refers to...


History

The first inhabitants of this region were Pápagos (Tohono O'odham) and they lived in the regions of the Pinacate, Quitovac, and Sonoyta. They were generally nomads that were dedicated to harvesting and hunting. The arrival of the Jesuits missionaries to this zone changed the system of life for this group of Indians. Therefore, compact communities were formed mainly on the banks of lakes and of the river. At the foothills of a spot known as Loma Alta (High Hill), sprouted water from a fountain, called by the naturals “sonoydag”, a Pápago word that can be interpreted like "trunk where water sprouts". This place was considered by the Jesuits a missionary community and was founded in 1694; they called it “San Marcelo de Sonoyta”, at present municipal head. A resident is a person who lives in a particular place permanently, or for an extended period of time, i. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Tohono Oodham are a Native American tribe formerly known as the Papago who reside primarily in the Sonoran Desert of the southwest United States and northwest Mexico. ... Communities of nomadic people move from place to place, rather than settling down in one location. ... This article is about gathering crops. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ... Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ...


In 1836 they discovered adjoining mines. Sonoyta was dependent to the municipality of the District of Altar during periods of the 19th century. After the Revolution it belonged to the municipality of Caborca, Sonora through the Law No. 136 of July 9, 1952. Then it separated from the municipality of Caborca and belonged to the municipality of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora until August of 1989, when a new municipality was created and called General Plutarco Elías Calles, as a social, political, and historic need. Caborca is a city and municipality located in the northwestern part of the state of Sonora in Mexico. ... Image:Peñasco. ...


Education

The Municipality counts on an educational infrastructure of 10 preschools, 15 elementary schools, 5 junior high and high schools, 2 medium professional and a 1 accredited college.


Traffic

Sonoyta is situated on am important crossroads of highways. First, the federal highway 2 Mexicali-Caborca crosses here. Second, a road leading toward Lukeville, Arizona (U.S.-Mexico border of Sonoyta) crosses the city. This road also travels to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (a favorite place for many Americans). Crossroads or Cross roads may refer to: Crossroads (culture), an intersection of roads. ... Mexicali is the capital of the state of Baja California, Mexico as well as the capital of the municipality of Mexicali. ... Caborca is a city and municipality located in the northwestern part of the state of Sonora in Mexico. ... Lukeville is a small border town in southern Arizona, USA. The city consists of the international border crossing into Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, together with a gas station, a duty free shop, a few outlets that sell Mexican autmobile insurance, and a terminal for busses that are bound for Phoenix and... Image:Peñasco. ...


Present Day

Sonoyta is well known as an immigrant crossing-point to the United States. Many illigal immigrants use the town to make final preparations for a treacherous trek through the Sonoran desert. On this long desert march, illegal immigrants often face death, especially during the summer season. Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Map of the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ...


Conversely, the town is used as a crossover point for American tourists headed to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora or other cities in Northern Mexico. Puerto Peñasco, a popular beach city, is located about 60 miles (100 km) southwest on Highway 8. Image:Peñasco. ... This is a list of numbered federal highways (carreteras federales) in Mexico. ...


Sonoyta features many urbanizations as well as a downtown filled with many small stores and markets. There are also services of major companies, such as Pemex and Banamex, available. The town has no airport(it does but only for small planes/jets), but major airports are located in the nearby cities of Mexicali, Baja California Norte; Hermosillo, Sonora; Yuma, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; and Tucson, Arizona, all of which are accessed by car in five hours or less. An international airport in Puerto Peñasco is scheduled to open in 2008. A Pemex gas station in Puerto Vallarta Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is Mexicos state-owned, nationalized petroleum company. ... Banco Nacional de México or Banamex is Mexicos largest bank, belonging to the group that bears its name, Grupo Financiero Banamex. ... Mexicali is the capital of the state of Baja California, Mexico as well as the capital of the municipality of Mexicali. ... Hermosillo is the capital of the desert state of Sonora, Mexico. ... Yuma is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Nickname: Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Pima Government  - Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area  - City  195. ...


The border between Sonoyta and Lukeville, Arizona, closes at midnight MST every day and re-opens at 06:00 AM MST the following day.


References

  • www.sonora.gob.mx

External Links



Coordinates: 31°51′N, 112°50′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Puerto Penasco, (Rocky Point) Mexico--Deteniendose en Sonoyta (821 words)
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