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Santa María del Oro (municipality)

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Santa María del Oro (municipality)

Santa María del Oro is a municipality and municipal seat in the [1] for statistical information.

Sant María del Oro is famous for the crater lake of the same name, located east of the town. This lake has a modest tourist infrastructure and attracts many national and foreign tourists to the area.

The economy is based on tourism and agriculture. Corn, peanuts, and sugarcane are the most important crops. There is also a sizable cattle herd and the raising of poultry has increased in recent years.

The major river Río Grande de Santiago crosses the northern region of the municipality.

Santa Maria Del Oro has recently been interrupted by the growing threat of Narco violence in the region. The presence of violent occurrences due to drug cartels has been increasing. Including the decapitation of a restaurant owner in the region.

External links

  • Mexico Desconocido Article on the lake.
  • Gold Trail to Santa Maria del Oro

Coordinates: 21°19′58″N 104°35′14″W / 21.332654°N 104.587226°W / 21.332654; -104.587226

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