Chihuahua (state)

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Chihuahua

Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua
Banner o Chihuahua
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Official seal of Chihuahua
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Eik-name(s): 
El Estado Grande (The Big State)
Motto(s): 
Valentía, Lealtad, Hospitalidad
(Bravery, Lyalty, Hospitality)
Anthem: Himno del Estado de Chihuahua
State o Chihuahua athin Mexico
State o Chihuahua athin Mexico
Coordinates: 28°48′51″N 106°26′22″W / 28.81417°N 106.43944°W / 28.81417; -106.43944
KintraMexico
CaipitalChihuahua
Lairgest CeetyCiudad Juárez
Municipalities67
AdmissionJuly 6, 1824[1]
Order18t
Govrenment
 • GovrenorCésar Duarte Jáquez PRI
 • Senators[2]José Antonio Badía PAN
Ramón Galindo PAN
Fernando Baeza PRI
 • Deputies[3]
Area
 • Total247455 km2 (95,543 sq mi)
 Ranked 1st
Highest elevation3300 m (10,800 ft)
Population
 (2010)[6]
 • Total3,406,465
 • Rank11th
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
 • Density rank29t
Demonym(s)Chihuahuense
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Postal code
31, 33
Area code
ISO 3166 codeMX-CHH
HDIIncrease 0.857 high Ranked 6th
GDPUS$ 20,287,214.21 mil[a]
WebsiteOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP was 259,676,342 million of pesos in 2009,[6] amount corresponding to 20,287,214.21 millon of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).[7]

Chihuahua (Spaingie pronunciation: [tʃiˈwawa]) offeecially Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Chihuahua) is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. Its caipital ceety is Chihuahua.

It is locatit in Northwastren Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Sonora tae the wast, Sinaloa tae the soothwast, Durango tae the sooth, an Coahuila tae the east. Tae the north an northeast, it haes a lang line wi the U.S.-Mexico border adjacent tae the U.S. states o New Mexico an Texas.

Chihuahua is the lairgest state in Mexico bi aurie, wi a mainland aurie o 247,455 square kilometre (95,543 sq mi),[4] it is slichtly lairger than the Unitit Kinrick. It is consequently kent unner the nickname El Estado Grande ("The Big State").

The etymology o the name Chihuahua haes lang been disputit bi historians an linguists. The maist acceptit theory explains that the name wis derivit frae the Nahuatl leid meanin "The place whaur the watter o the rivers meet".

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chihuahua is subdividit intae 67 municipios (municipalities).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Senadores por Chihuahua LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Chihuahua". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved 4 October 2010.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved 9 Apryle 2011.
  7. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

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