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North tae border crossin on Blv. Libre Comercio in Ojinaga
North tae border crossin on Blv. Libre Comercio in Ojinaga
Ojinaga is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°33′52″N 104°24′59″W / 29.56444°N 104.41639°W / 29.56444; -104.41639Coordinates: 29°33′52″N 104°24′59″W / 29.56444°N 104.41639°W / 29.56444; -104.41639
Kintra Mexico
800 m (2,600 ft)
 • Total22,744

Ojinaga (Manuel Ojinaga) is a toun an seat o the municipality o Ojinaga, in the northren Mexican state o Chihuahua. As o 2010, the toun haed a tot population o 22,744.[1] It is a landwart bordertoun on the U.S.-Mexico border, wi the ceety o Presidio, Texas, directly opposite, on the U.S. side o the border. Ojinaga is situatit whaur the Río Conchos drains intae the Río Bravo del Norte (Rio Grande), an aurie cried La Junta de los Rios. Presidio an Ojinaga are connectit bi the Presidio-Ojinaga International Bridge.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ojinaga wis foondit aroond AD 1200 bi the Pueblo Native Americans, who wur later assimilatit bi Uto-Aztecan speakers. Ojinaga wis first visitit bi Spainyie splorers (led bi Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca) in 1535. (See La Junta Indians)

Durin the Mexican Revolution, Ojinaga wis the scene o the Battle o Ojinaga, atween Pancho Villa's revolutionars an govrenment troops. The U.S. writer Ambrose Bierce mey hae dee'd thare, awtho that is uncertain.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ojinaga still retains its landwart cultur an environment, wi relatively little pollution an urban problems. Some o the maist famous norteño muisickers are frae Ojinaga, sic as Polo Urías, Adolfo Urías, Los Diamantes de Ojinaga, Los Rieleros del Norte, Conjunto Primavera, Los Jilgueros del Arroyo, an Los Norteños de Ojinaga. Thir airtists, unlik mony ither norteño baunds who uise solely accordions as the lead instrument, uise saxophones an accordions thegither tae creaut a uniquely Ojinaga-styled norteño muisic.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Acause o its location on the Río Bravo border atween Chihuahua an the U.S. state o Texas, Ojinaga haes whiles been a station for narcotic smugglin an illegal immigration. The creation o the "La Entrada al Pacífico" or "The Entrance tae the Paceefic", haes made Ojinaga an Presidio, Texas, intae a proposed inland trade corridor atween the twa kintras. The route extends intae Odessa-Midland, Texas, which is the major hub for wast Texas. Odessa an Midland which hae 100,000 fowk each will benefit greatly frae this corridor. Several chynges hae haed tae be made tae the port o entry in Presidio an aw, tae accommodate the growin amoont o traffic crossin the border. Truck lanes for hivy vehicles hae been addit an aw.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ojinaga serves as a support centre an mercat commonty for the surroondin aurie. Tho it is on the border Ojinaga haes drawn little benefit in the form o maquiladoras. Selkirk haes a plant which maks chimney, ventin an air distribution products. Solitaire Homes haes establisht a factory for producin prefabricatit hames. Thare are aboot 15,000 acre (61 km2) uised for agricultur the lairgest aurie is in cattle pastur, the main crops are soy, cotton, corn, wheat, ingans, peanuts, canteloupes an vegetables. Thare are mineral deposits which conseest o lead, siller, coal, zinc, manganese, marble an uranium which are foond here.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on April 29, 2011