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The state of Chihuahua, Mexico: resource page by Mexconnect Staff © 2009

Chihuahua is a land of magnificent scenery — mountains, canyons, deserts and fresh, clean, clear air. Its spectacular canyons are the biggest in North America. Within the canyons are beautiful waterfalls, one of which is the highest in Mexico. Chihuahua also contains fertile valleys — orchards and cropfields that were coaxed from the desert by the persistence of hardworking, warm, and loyal people.

The state of Chihuahua is located in the north of Mexico, on the Northwest Central Plain. It is bordered to the north and northeast by the United States, to the west and south by the state of Sonora, and to the southeast by the state of Sinaloa. Chihuahua covers a surface area of 244,938 square kilometers, making it the largest state in Mexico. Its climate is dry to semi-arid, though there is regular rainfall and occasional extremes in temperature. The average annual temperature is 68º F.

About the State of Chihuahua


Exploring the State of Chihuahua

Colonial era hotel in Parral de Hidalgo, Chihuahua
© Tony Burton, 2000
Colonial era hotel in Parral de Hidalgo
© Tony Burton, 2000


Chihuahua Culture, Art and  History


The Cuisine of Chihuahua

With tourism increasing, the Taramuhara women of the Copper Canyon make dolls and sell them to  tourists at train stops.
© Geri Anderson, 2001
Taramuhara woman of the Copper Canyon
© Geri Anderson, 2001


Books about Chihuahua


People of Chihuahua


Picture Galleries: Original Photographs of the State of Chihuahua


Chihuahua Maps

Link to interactive map

Published or Updated on: October 1, 2009 by Mexconnect Staff © 2009
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