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Hidalgo County, New Mexico

US county information
NameHidalgo County
StateNew Mexico
Largest cityLordsburg
US Area
Total Area3446 sq mi (8925.1 km2)
Land Area3446 sq mi (8925.1 km2)
Water Area.38 sq mi (1 km2)
Population5932 (2000)
Density1/km2 (2.6/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 25, 1919

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Hidalgo County is the southernmost county of the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the United States 2010 Census, the population was 5,057, down from its 1980 peak of 6,049 but up since 1970. Over half of the county's population live in the county seat of Lordsburg.

Hidalgo was created on February 25, 1919, from the southern part of Grant County. It was named for the town north of Mexico City where the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, which in turn was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who is known as the "Father of Mexican Independence".

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