;The Bachelor”, aired May 16, 2005. Transport The city is served by Loreto International Airport, offering domestic flights on carriers Aeromexico
that the citizens’ vote for the candidates rather than the political party, and thus often chose candidates of diverse political affiliation at the same election. Examples of differentiated voting are the 2005 State and local election, and the 2006 General Election. (Mexican general election, 2006) In the 2005 State and local elections, three different political parties won on the same election day, one for each of three offices: the winning candidates in Lareto were the PRI candidate Rodimiro Amaya
president Municipal President (Presidente Municipal), a Syndic (Síndico), and six City Councilors (Councillor) (Regidores), all eight elected by direct popular vote (Direct election) for a mandatory single term limit of three years. The Mayor is a voting member of the council, and as head of the public municipal administration is directly responsible for actual implementation of the City Council’s decisions, somewhat analogous to a City Manager (City manager). The Mayor of Loreto
Agua Verde, Municipio de Loreto, B.C.S. * Miguel León-Portilla (1997), ''Loreto's key role in the early history of the Californias (1697–1773)'', California Mission Studies Association, OCLC 37842990. * Paul Gangster, Oscar Arizpe and Antonina Ivanova (2007), ''Loreto - The future of the first capital of the Californias'', ISBN 978-0-925613-52-3 * Sergio Morales Polo (1993), ''Loreto : some relevant facts about the history of the keystone of California culture'', Editorial Londó, OCLC
(PANAL), the political wing of the National Education Workers' Union (SNTE), a corporatist union (labor union) led by Elba Esther Gordillo. The party began activities in the municipality in 2007, when PAN (National Action Party (Mexico)) members, including several members of the Davis Family changed their political affiliation. The SNTE provided funds and political activists.
in philanthropic activities. Education The city has two public schools of superior studies: * The Regional Center of Normal Education “Marcelo Rubio Ruiz” (CREN) is an undergraduate school of education that offers two bachelor's degree programs in education and in special education. * The Baja California Sur Autonomous University campus Loreto (UABCS) offers two bachelor's degree programs in
; archivedate 2007-06-06 In the "La Giganta" Mountain Range ("Sierra de la Giganta"), there are cave paintings in canyons and rock shelters. The nearest sites to Loreto are "Cuevas Pintas" (15 km to the west) and "La Pingüica" (60 km to the North).
lort050725d.htm accessdate 2007-01-23 * Loreto Dorado International Fishing Tournament. Takes place in July. * Copa Dorado Tournament. State tournament in September. * Governor's Cup Fishing Tournament. May Government right 142x200 thumb Loreto City Hall (File:Loreto, BCS, City Hall.jpg) The city of Loreto is the seat of the Municipality (Municipalities of Mexico) of Loreto, which is governed by a City Council (Ayuntamiento), consisting of a Mayor or Municipal
the NW (night hours) and the North (day hours), the rest of the year, the winds blow usually from the West.
the town area was hit by a hurricane was on September 2 and 3, 2006, when the hurricane John (hurricane John (2006)) hit the Baja California Peninsula.
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'''Loreto''' (or '''Conchó''') was the first Spanish (Spanish colonization of the Americas) settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. It served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777, and is the current seat of the municipality of Loreto (Loreto (municipality)) in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The city of 14,724 people (2010 census) is located on the coast of the Gulf of California, about north of the state capital, La Paz (La Paz, Baja California Sur).
The town was founded in 1697 by Jesuit (Society of Jesus) missionaries, who found a steady spring of fresh water on this site, as the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto. The Jesuits were expelled (Suppression_of_the_Society_of_Jesus#Spanish_Empire_and_Naples) in 1767, and control of the Baja California missions was given to the Franciscans. In 1769, the Franciscans were ordered to turn over the Baja missions to the Dominican order and accompany the expedition of Gaspar de Portola to establish new missions in the unexplored northern frontier that became Alta California. The expedition departed from Loreto on March 24, 1769.
The town served as the capital of the province of Las Californias from its founding until the capital was moved to Monterey (Monterey, California) on February 3, 1777. In 1768, the province had been split into Alta California (today's U.S. state of California) and Baja California. At first, the two provinces continued with a single governor. Later, the town became the headquarters for the Lieutenant Governor of California Viejo (the province of Baja California).
The city is now a tourist (tourism) resort, catering mostly to U.S. (United States) travelers, with daily flights from the U.S. state of California to Loreto International Airport. Many American tourists enjoy fishing in "pangas" for "dorado" (Mahi-mahi or Dolphin Fish). Local restaurants will willingly prepare the daily catch of the tourists. Loreto has a museum that coexists alongside the historic, but still active, parish. Loreto has active sister city relationships with Hermosa Beach (Hermosa Beach, California) and Cerritos (Cerritos, California), California, USA.