Hermosillo

Hermosillo

Pitic
Ciudad de Hermosillo
City of Hermosillo
Panoramic view of Hermosillo, Judicial Power of the State of Sonora, View of the city, Sculpture, Fountain three boulevard, Hermosillo Tower, Catedral de la Asuncion in Hermosillo, Government Palace of Sonora
Panoramic view of Hermosillo, Judicial Power of the State of Sonora, View of the city, Sculpture, Fountain three boulevard, Hermosillo Tower, Catedral de la Asuncion in Hermosillo, Government Palace of Sonora
Official seal of Hermosillo
Seal
Official logo of Hermosillo
Logo
Nickname(s): 
"La ciudad del sol"
Hermosillo is located in Sonora
Hermosillo
Hermosillo
Location in Mexico
Hermosillo is located in Mexico
Hermosillo
Hermosillo
Hermosillo (Mexico)
Coordinates: 29°05′56″N 110°57′15″W / 29.09889°N 110.95417°W / 29.09889; -110.95417Coordinates: 29°05′56″N 110°57′15″W / 29.09889°N 110.95417°W / 29.09889; -110.95417
CountryMexico
StateSonora
MunicipalityHermosillo
FoundedMay 18, 1700
Municipal StatusFebruary 9, 1825
Founded byJuan Bautista de Escalante
Named forJosé María González Hermosillo
Government
 • MayorCélida López Cárdenas
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Area
 • City168.20 km2 (64.94 sq mi)
Elevation
(of seat)
200 m (700 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City812,229[1]
 • Metro
884,273[1]
Demonym(s)Hermosillense
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (No DST observed)
Postal code (of seat)
83000
Area code(s)662
Website(in Spanish) /Official site

Hermosillo (American Spanish: [eɾmoˈsiʝo] (About this soundlisten)), formerly called Pitic (as in Santísima Trinidad del Pitic and Presidio del Pitic), is a city located in the center of the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. It is the capital, and largest city, as well as the main economic center for the state and the region.[3] As of 2015, the city has a population of 812,229, making it the 16th largest city in Mexico.[1] The recent increase in the city's population is due to expanded industrialization, especially in the automotive industry.

Hermosillo was ranked as one of the five best cities to live in in Mexico, as published in the study "The Most Livable Cities of Mexico 2013" by the Strategic Communications Cabinet of the Federal Government. Hermosillo also ranked as the seventh most competitive city in the country according to the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) based on factors such as its economic diversification, geographical location, access to education, government, innovation and international relations, according to the urban combativity analysis released by that institution in 2016. Since the 1980s, the major manufacturing sector is automobiles.

Hermosillo has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh). Temperatures can reach 52 °C (125.6 °F) in the summer months, making it one of the hottest cities in the country.

  1. ^ a b c "Número de habitantes. Sonora". cuentame.inegi.org.mx. Archived from the original on October 22, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Estado de Sonora Hermosillo" (in Spanish). Mexico: Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2010.