Loreto Municipality, Baja California Sur

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Coat of arms of Loreto
Coat of arms
Location of Loreto in Baja California Sur.
Location of Loreto in Baja California Sur.
Country Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipal seat Loreto
Largest city Loreto
 • Total 4,418.98 km2 (1,706.18 sq mi)
 • Total 18,912
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (Pacific (US Mountain))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (Pacific)

Loreto (Spanish About this sound ) is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It was created in 1992 from the partition of the neighboring Comondú Municipality. The municipal seat is in the town of Loreto, which was the former capital of Las Californias during Spanish colonial times.

The 2010 census reported a population of 16,738, about 88 percent of whom lived in the town of Loreto. The municipality has an area of 4,311 km² (1,664.49 sq mi).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1992 —    
1995 9,986 —    
2000 11,812 +18.3%
2005 11,839 +0.2%
2010 16,738 +41.4%

Major communities

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

Name 2010 Census Population
Loreto 14,724
Ensenada Blanca 255
Ligüí 203
Puerto Agua Verde 192
La Danzante 174
San Javier 131
Total Municipality 16,738

Sister cities


  1. ^ http://www.inegi.org.mx/lib/olap/consulta/general_ver4/MDXQueryDatos.asp?#Regreso&c=17161
  2. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Staff (March 30, 2015) "Ventura, Loreto discuss new sister city program during binational visit" Ventura County Star (subscription may be required for this article.)

External links

  • Official Ayuntamiento de Loreto website (Municipality of Loreto)(in Spanish)
  • Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Baja California Sur(in Spanish)

Coordinates: 26°00′46″N 111°20′36″W / 26.01278°N 111.34333°W / 26.01278; -111.34333

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