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Agriculture Near Hermosillo in Sonora, Mexico

29.0N 110.9W

January 6th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Mexico - December 20th, 2009

Mexico - December 20th, 2009

This orthorectified image shows agricultural areas and mountains in the Mexican state of Sonora near the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California). In this state, irrigated fields account for about 96.5% of the total lands harvested. In irrigated areas, crops such as wheat, cotton, watermelons, sesame, chick peas, sorghum, corn and grapevines are all grown.

Upon opening the full image, the city of Hermosillo can be seen towards the top. It is the largest city and capital of the Mexican state of Sonora, and is located in the center of the state, 167 miles (270 kilometers) from the border with the United States. Hermosillo is known for its extreme hot weather because it is located in the Sonoran desert. For three months per year Hermosillo has an average of 40°C or 50°C or more, making it one of the hottest cities in Mexico.

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