Santa Ana Sonora

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By Dorothy Bell

Our Lady of Saint Ana

Santa Ana, Sonora

Location  105 kms (65 miles) South of Nogales on Highway 15

Population 11,000 people in the city, 15,000 in the municipality

Climate: DRY and Hot. Santa Ana lies in the Sonoran Desert

29.1 ° C in July-August, a minimum average monthly temperature of 12.4 ° C in December to February, Rainfall occurs in the months of July and August with an average annual rainfall of 332 mm, Frost appears in February and March.

Santa Ana1History

Santa Ana is and has always been an important crossroad.

The Pima Indians populated the Magdalena River Valley and settled into an area called Santa Ana Viejo once the Spanish arrived and a Mission was established.

The town was founded in 1883 with the building of the Sonoran Railway. It was given municipal status in 1935.

TSanta Anaourist Attractions

Santa Ana is not a major stopping spot for tourists. Perhaps the most notable building is the Gothic Church “Our Lady of Saint Ana.” An old 18th century structure with grand beautiful arches.

In July the town celebrates Saint Ana Day, a regional fair which runs from 17 to 26 June


Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main economic activities. Main crops are corn, vegetables, wheat, and cattle fodder, Ranchers export calves to the US.

There is one Maguiladora plant assembling automotive electronic components, generating 800 jobs.

Santa Anamap1Getting There

From Nogales drive 105 kms (65 miles) south past to KM 165. At the junction of HWY 2.   

From Nogales drive 148 kms south to KM 122


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