Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS). It had a population of 14,316 in the 2015 census.[3] The town is served by Guerrero Negro Airport.

Guerrero Negro
Salt production in Guerrero Negro.
Salt production in Guerrero Negro.
Guerrero Negro is located in Mexico
Guerrero Negro
Guerrero Negro
Location in Mexico
Guerrero Negro is located in Baja California Sur
Guerrero Negro
Guerrero Negro
Guerrero Negro (Baja California Sur)
Coordinates: 27°57′32″N 114°03′22″W / 27.95889°N 114.05611°W
Country Mexico
StateBaja California Sur
MunicipalityMulegé
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Population
 (2015 [2])
 • Total14,316 [1]
Time zoneUTC-7 (Pacific (US Mountain))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Pacific)

Whale Festival

The town has a celebration each year to hail the annual arrival of the gray whales that calve in the lagoons of Baja California Sur (BCS). This festival occurs during the first half of February. The port of San Blas, also in BCS, has a similar festival on February 24 and 25.[4]

Saltworks operation

Guerrero Negro was founded in 1957 when Daniel Ludwig built a salt works there to supply the demand of salt in the western United States. The salt mine was established around the Ojo de Liebre coastal lagoon to take advantage of its strong salinity. This company, called Exportadora de Sal, S.A., of C.V. ("Salt Exporters, Inc."), eventually became the greatest salt mine in the world, with a production of seven million tons of salt per year, exported to the main centers of consumption in the Pacific basin, especially Japan, Korea, the United States, Canada, Taiwan and New Zealand.

Ludwig also constructed the hotel Acapulco Princess in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero. In 1973, he sold the salt company to the Mexican government and the corporation Mitsubishi, 51% and 49% respectively. The company is distinguished not only by its growth and its yield, but also by the progress which has reached more than a thousand employees, their community and its ecological surroundings: The salt works, located in a site of extraordinary beauty, within a biosphere reserve, has been pivotal in the development of the region. Its economic success has contributed to environmental conservation, where each winter whales gather, many species of resident and migratory birds stay, visiting birds originating mainly in the United States and Europe.

Community

El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve Landsat picture annotated
Guerrero Negro is near a lagoon frequented by Grey whales

The town was named Guerrero Negro when founded in 1957 after the Black Warrior, a U.S. American whaling ship from Duxbury, Massachusetts (near Boston). That ship, captained by Robert Brown, wrecked in what was then called Frenchman's Lagoon on December 20, 1858. The bay was later renamed after the ship.[5] Contrary to a few sources, it was not named after the leader of the rebellion and early president of independent Mexico, Vicente Guerrero, the national hero who was of Mestizo and African ancestry, and sometimes called El Guerrero Negro.[6] There is a town named Vicente Guerrero over 400 km north in Baja.

It was during this era that Captain Charles Melville Scammon discovered a prolific gray whale breeding lagoon; it became a choice hunting ground for American and European whalers. Although locally known as "Laguna Ojo de Liebre" ("eye of the jackrabbit"), this lagoon became known to English-speaking whale watchers and boaters from around the world as "Scammon's Lagoon." Since the 20th century, a whale-watching industry has developed around the whales in the lagoon. Due to familiarity with humans, the whales that come to this lagoon are particularly known for their willingness to approach the whale-watching boats; sometimes the whales (especially the newborns) allow themselves to be petted by observers.

The town is on Federal Highway 1.

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1995 10,220—    
2000 —    
2005 —    
2010 13,054—    
2010 14,316+9.7%
[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.saludbcs.gob.mx/estadistica/Tarjetas%20Estadisticas%20Ejecutivas%202015.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.saludbcs.gob.mx/estadistica/Tarjetas%20Estadisticas%20Ejecutivas%202015.pdf
  3. ^ "Mulegé". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (February 2008). "Breves". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 372: 8.
  5. ^ "Shipwreck".
  6. ^ "But Guerrero Negro Isn't Named After the Hero".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2014-09-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links

Coordinates: 27°57′32″N 114°03′22″W / 27.95889°N 114.05611°W

36th Ariel Awards

The 36th Ariel Awards ceremony, organized by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) took place on June 6, 1994, in Mexico City. During the ceremony, AMACC presented the Ariel Award in 24 categories honoring films released in 1993. Principio y Fin received seven awards out of 14 nominations, including Best Picture. Novia Que Te Vea followed with five awards; Ambar with four; and Desiertos Mares won two for Best Director and Best Original Story.

Aéreo Servicio Guerrero

Aéreo Servicio Guerrero S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican regional airline founded in 1997, based in the Hermosillo International Airport. It has Cessna 402 B, Cessna 402 C and Cessna Caravan 208 B equipment. It has regular flights to the Baja California Peninsula and Sonora, in addition to air taxi service.

Copper rockfish

The copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus), also known as the copper seaperch, is a fish of the Sebastidae family (rockfish, rockcod and thornyheads).

It is a relatively common rockfish of the Pacific coast. It is very widespread in its distribution, known from the very northern reaches of the Gulf of Alaska, to the Pacific side of the Baja California peninsula, north of Guerrero Negro. The copper rockfish is also very widely distributed in depth, from the subtidal shallows of about 10 to 183 metres (33 to 600 ft).Copper rockfish are known to be highly variable in coloration, ranging from a dark reddish brown, with pale copper blotching along the sides, to a lighter pinkish brown with a yellowish white mottling on the flanks. At one time it was thought that these variations were two different fish: Sebastes caurinus and Sebastes vexillaris. It is now known however that it is simply one species.

Males are known to mature between three and seven years, while females mature between four and eight years. Generally the larger a female is, the more young she will bear. Copper Rockfish are a viviparous fish giving birth to live young after a gestation period of around 10 months. They are a long-lived fish reaching ages of over forty years old with the oldest known individual being 55 years old. Copper Rockfish are a modest fish reaching a maximum size of 58 centimetres (23 in) TL and a weight of 2,740 grams (6.04 lb).Juveniles are almost exclusively found in kelp beds and shallow rocky areas. They begin life feeding primarily on planktonic crustaceans. As they grow they continue to feed on increasingly larger crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs as well as squid and octopus. Smaller fish also make up a large part of their diet. In turn copper rockfish are preyed on by lingcod and cabezone and even salmon. Sea birds and sea mammals also take their toll, and also man. Copper Rockfish are known for the table quality of their flesh and their willingness as a sportfish. The adult copper rockfish is found very close to the bottom often touching. They are almost always associated in and around rocks, and almost never on sand. This rockfish is known to be very faithful to its chosen home and numerous tagging studies have shown that these rockfish travel no more than a mile from their chosen location.

En Busca de un Ídolo 2014

CMLL held their third annual En Busca de un Ídolo ("In Search of an Idol") in 2014 starting on March 25 and running until June 20. All tournament matches took place in CMLL's main building, Arena México on Tuesdays and Fridays for the first round and exclusively on Fridays during CMLL's Super Viernes for the second round. Like the first tournament the 2014 version focused on a group of young wrestlers trying to prove themselves to both CMLL and the fans. The first round of the tournament was a Round-robin tournament format between eight wrestlers, scoring points based on victories, judges assessments and an online poll. The second round included the top four winners of round one, once again in a round-robin tournament with points. The final match featured the top two point earners in a match against each other, with the winner taking the trophy and prize. In the end Cavernario defeated Hechicero to win the entire tournament.

GUB

GUB may refer to:

Gub, a 1991 album by Pigface

GUB (cuneiform), a sign in cuneiform writing

Glashütte Original, a German watchmaker

Global University Bangladesh

Guerrero Negro Airport, in Baja California, Mexico

Gub (Glangevlin), a townland in the parish of Glangevlin, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

Guerrero Negro Airport

Guerrero Negro Airport (IATA: GUB, ICAO: MMGR) is an airport located 6 km north of Guerrero Negro in neighboring Ensenada Municipality of southern Baja California state, Mexico.

It handles air traffic for the City of Guerrero Negro, located in Mulegé Municipality of northern Baja California Sur state.

Guerrero Negro Jr.

Héctor Picasso Ríos (born October 19, 1983 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico), better known under the ring name Guerrero Negro Jr., is a Mexican luchador, or professional wrestler, best known for working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a rudo ("bad guy") wrestling character. He is a second generation wrestler, son of "Guerrero Negro II" and nephew of "Guerrero Negro III".

Isla de Cedros Airport

Isla de Cedros Airport (ICAO: MMCD) is a small airfield located on Cedros Island—Isla de Cedros, in southwestern Baja California state, Mexico.

It is 6 miles (9.7 km) south of the town of Cedros, the largest town on the island. Cedros Island is the largest Mexican island in the Pacific Ocean.

List of television stations in Baja California Sur

The following is a list of all IFT-licensed over-the-air television stations broadcasting in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. There are 19 television stations in Baja California Sur which are either independent or affiliated to Televisa or TV Azteca.

Mexican Federal Highway 1

Federal Highway 1 (Spanish: Carretera Federal 1, Fed. 1) is a free (libre) part of the federal highway corridors (los corredores carreteros federates) of Mexico, and the highway follows the length of the Baja California Peninsula from Tijuana, Baja California, in the north to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, in the south. The road connects with Via Rapida, which merges into the American Interstate 5 (I-5) at the international border south of San Ysidro, California.

Fed. 1 is often called the Carretera Transpeninsular (Transpeninsular Highway) and runs a length of 1,711 kilometres (1,063 mi) from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas. Most of its course is two lanes. Completed in 1973, its official name is the Benito Juárez Transpeninsular Highway (Carretera Transpeninsular Benito Juarez). It is named after one of Mexico's most revered heroes.

Mulegé Municipality

Mulegé is the northernmost municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It is the second-largest municipality by area in the country (behind only Ensenada to the north), with an area of 32,092.2 km² (12,777 sq mi). In the census of 2010 it had a population of 59,114 inhabitants. Isla Natividad is part of the municipality.

The municipal seat is located in Santa Rosalía.

There is an initiative to split the municipality into two, with the division along the ridge dividing the current municipality, so that the Pacific side, which includes its largest city, Guerrero Negro, and also Villa Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo, would be separated from the Gulf of California side, which includes Santa Rosalía and Mulegé.

Niebla limicola

Niebla limicola is a fruticose lichen that grows on barren mud flats and on sand among salt scrub along the Pacific Coast of the Vizcaíno Desert, of Baja California from San Vicente Canyon to Scammon’s Lagoon (Guerrero Negro). The epithet, limicola is in reference to the thallus growing on barren (alkali) soil.

Ojo de Liebre Lagoon

Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), translated into English as "hare eye lagoon", is a coastal lagoon located in Mulegé Municipality near the town of Guerrero Negro in the northwestern Baja California Sur state of Mexico. It lies approximately halfway between the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and the U.S.-Mexico border, opening onto the Pacific Ocean.

The lagoon is within the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a Ramsar wetlands site. It also is the site of the biggest commercial saltworks plant in the world. It is an important habitat for the reproduction and wintering of the gray whale and harbor seal, as well as other marine mammals including the California sea lion, northern elephant seal and blue whale. Four species of endangered marine turtles reproduce there. It is an important refuge for waterfowl in the winter.Encompassing both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major salt plant, Laguna Ojo de Liebre embodies the diverse worlds of natural habitat and industrialization.Tourism, now closely controlled, was formerly a threat to the gray whales.

San Blas, Baja California Sur

San Blas is a small rural community located in the municipality of La Paz in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur (BCS).Every year, the community has a celebration to hail the return of gray whales to its waters on 24 and 25 February. Another community that celebrates the whales' arrival yearly is Guerrero Negro.

San Ignacio, Baja California Sur

San Ignacio is a palm oasis town in Mulegé Municipality of northern Baja California Sur state in Mexico.

It is located on Mexican Federal Highway 1 between Guerrero Negro and Santa Rosalía.

The town had a 2010 census population of 667 inhabitants and grew at the site of the Cochimí settlement of Kadakaamán and the Jesuit Mission San Ignacio founded in 1728 by Juan Bautista Luyando.

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2014)

The Torneo Gran Alternativa (2014) was a professional wrestling tournament event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place from January 31 until February 14, 2014 over the course of two CMLL Super Viernes shows, with the finals on the Arena Mexico 57th Anniversary Show. The Torneo Gran Alternativa (Spanish for "the Great Alternative tournament) concept sees a Novato or rookie team up with an experienced wrestler for a tag team tournament. The rookie winner is often elevated up the ranks of CMLL as a result of winning the tournament, but there is no specific "prize" for winning the tournament beyond a symbolic trophy. The tournament was won by rookie Cavernario and veteran Mr. Niebla, the success of the tournament led to Cavernario being added to Mr. Niebla's group La Peste Negra

Villa Jesús María

Villa Jesús María, Baja California is a small town in Baja California, Mexico, on Highway 1 between El Rosarito to the north and Guerrero Negro to the south.

It is located toward the southern end of the Sebastián Vizcaíno Bay, due east of Isla de Cedros.

XHGNB-FM

XHGNB-FM is a radio station on 94.1 FM in Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur.

XHGNS-FM

XHGNS-FM is a radio station on 90.1 FM in Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur.

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