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Hermosillo

Administration
Settlement typeCity & Municipality
CountryMexico
StateSonora
Founded1700
Municipal Status1825
Government
Municipal PresidentJavier Gándara Magaña
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Geography
Total Area5743.8 sq mi (14880.2 km2)
Elevation689 ft (210 m)
Demography
Total Population701838 (2005)
Seat641791
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-7)
Postal code (of seat)83000
Area code662
DemonymHermosillense

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Hermosillo (-eseɾmoˈsiʎo, formerly called Santísima Trinidad del Pitic and Presidio del Pitic) is a city and municipality located centrally in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. It is the capital and main economic center for the state and region. It contains almost all of the state's manufacturing and has thirty percent of its population. The major manufacturing sector is automobiles, which was begun in the 1980s, when Ford built the Hermosillo Stamping & Assembly Plant. The municipality is large, encompassing over 3,800 other communities and reaching to the shores of the Gulf of California. Here, Bahía Kino (Kino Bay) is a major tourism draw for the municipality with plans to expand its tourism infrastructure.


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