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The municipality is known for its caves and archaelogical sites

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Municipality of Madera in Chihuahua
Madera is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°12′N 108°8′W / 29.2°N 108.133°W / 29.2; -108.133
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipal seat Madera
 - Total 8,158.8 km2 (3,150.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 32,031

Madera is one of the 67 municipalities of Chihuahua, in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Madera. The municipality covers an area of 8,158.8 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 32,031.[1]

The economy is primarily based on logging, madera meaning wood in Spanish. There is also some agriculture and cattle ranches in the municipality.

The municipality is also known for its caves and parks and within a 50 km radius of the town there are many caves featuring pre-Columbian artworks.


Towns and villages

The municipality has 226 localities. The largest are:

Name Population
Madera 15,267
El Largo Maderal 4,021
Nicolás Bravo 2680
Las Varas 1429
Mesa del Huracán 1355
La Norteña 975
Nuevo Madera 450
Total Municipality 32,031



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