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Guachochi

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Country  Mexico
Founded  Mid-18th century
Demonym  Guachochiteco
Population  14,513 (2010)
Area code  649
State  Chihuahua
Postal code  33180
Elevation  2,400 m
Local time  Friday 9:56 PM
Municipality  Guachochi Municipality
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Official Website  http://www.guachochi.com.mx
Weather  6°C, Wind N at 10 km/h, 82% Humidity

Guachochi is a city in the south-western portion of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

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Map of Guachochi, Chihuahua, Mexico

As of 2010, the city of Guachochi had a population of 14,513, up from 12,385 in 2005.

History

The settlement was founded by Jesuit missionaries in the mid-18th century. In 1952 Guachochi, then only a small village, was chosen as the location of one of the first two Indigenist Centres of the National Indigenist Institute (INI). It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarahumara. The area around Guachochi is rich in history, and old Jesuit missions are kept in several communities. Guachochi was established in the middle of the 18th century as part of a mission, whose name was Guachochi. The original mission buildings no longer exist. Tónachi, Yoquivo, the temple of Our Lady of Loreto of Yoquivo, and the temple of Our Lady of Pilar de Norogachi, in Norogachi are places where old Jesuit buildings are still conserved.

Media

Guachochi is home to XETAR-AM, a government-run community radio station that broadcasts to the local area in Spanish, Tarahumara and Tepehuano.

References

Guachochi Wikipedia


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