San Felipe de Jesús, Sonora

San Felipe de Jesús is a [1] Most of the inhabitants live in the municipal seat. The population has been decreasing steadily since 1980. At the 2010 census there were 392 inhabitants in the town (locality) out of a 396 total for the municipality. It is the least populous municipality in Mexico outside the State of Oaxaca (where there are 22 less populous).[1]

San Felipe was founded in 1657, when Captain Juan Munguía Villela claimed the lands to establish a ranch for the extraction of minerals.

Neighboring municipalities are Banámichi, Aconchi, Opodepe, and Huépac. San Felipe is connected to Huépac and Aconchi by a two lane paved road, which links Mazocahui and Cananea.

The land is hilly with valleys and the main settlement lies at an elevation of 853 meters. The average annual rainfall is 468.8 mm. [2]

The region is crossed by the Río Sonora.

Agriculture and cattle raising are the two main economic activities. There were only 154 economically active inhabitants in 2000. [4]


  • Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico

External links

  • San Felipe de Jesús, Ayuntamiento Digital (Official Website of San Felipe de Jesús, Sonora)
  • Article on San Felipe de Jesús
  • Pueblos de Sonora article on San Felipe de Jesús
  • La Jornada Viajera article on San Felipe
  • Photos de San Felipe

Coordinates: 29°51′35″N 110°14′23″W / 29.85972°N 110.23972°W / 29.85972; -110.23972

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