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loreto, baja california sur

is a city in the state of Baja California Sur. Is head of the homonymous municipality and is located 220 miles north of La Paz, capital of the state.

The foundation of the city of Loreto is intimately linked with the founding of the Missionof Our Lady of Loreto was the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777, the year when the capital was moved to Monterey, California. Loreto was founded in 1697 byJesuit Missionaries. Construction of the first church of the Mission of Our Lady ofLoreto was initiated in 1697 and ended on September 8, 1703.

The village is now a tourist center, attracting mainly American and Canadian tourists,with daily flights from the United States arriving at Loreto International Airport.
The location of the municipality of Loreto part of a unique geographical environment,nature favors contrasting landscapes of desert, mountains and sea.

The town of Loreto is located in the central part of Baja California Sur, located within26 ° 33 '11 "and 25 ° 12'15" north latitude and 111 ° 46 '22' and 110 ° 55 '15' westlongitude, the meridian of Greenwich.

Its county seat is the town of Loreto is located 356 km north of La Paz, capital of BajaCalifornia Sur.

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