Loreto, Baja California Sur

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religious art

in the peninsula. The ruins of Mission of San Bruno (Misión San Bruno), the first mission of Baja California, founded in 1683 by Jesuit missionary explorer Padre Eusebio Kino. It was ordered abandoned by the Spanish Crown a mere two years later. It is located twenty kilometers north of Loreto. The Jesuit Missions Museum (“Museo de las Misiones Jesuíticas”) is located beside the Mission of our Lady of Loreto. It has a collection of religious art, weapons and tools from the 17th and 18th


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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.

: web.archive.org web 20061004090840 http: smn.cna.gob.mx ciclones tempo2006 pacifico john john.pdf archivedate 2006-10-04 Demographics


philanthropic activities

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


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to 9th grade) are served by two public schools: * Escuela Secundaria Estatal “Benito Juárez”. * Escuela Secundaria Estatal “Modesto Sánchez Mayón”. Elementary school students (1st to 6th grade) are served by six public schools and one catholic private school. There are five kindergarten schools. Boarding School Number 8 (Albergue Escolar Número 8 "General Venustiano Carranza") serves children from the mountain villages who


title event

:''For other uses, see Loreto (Loreto (disambiguation)).'' and was named for Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó, located in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, considered the "Head and Mother of all the California Missions."


studies association

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


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centuries that were used in the Spanish missions in Baja California.


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centuries that were used in the Spanish missions in Baja California.


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centuries that were used in the Spanish missions in Baja California.

Loreto, Baja California Sur

'''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.

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