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Cruz de Piedra in Sonora (region) is a city in Mexico - about 937 mi (or 1,507 km) North-West of Mexico City, the country's capital city.

Local time in Cruz de Piedra is now 05:13 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "America / Hermosillo" with an UTC offset of -7 hours. Depending on your mobility, these bigger places might be interesting for you: Los Venados, Heriberto Jara, Santa Lucia, Rancho Batebe, Providencia or Nogales. While being here, you might want to check out Santa Rosalia, Santa Fe, Santo Tomas, Tomatal, San Antonio y Aguilita and El Aguila as well. We know of 3 airports close to Cruz de Piedra. The clostest airport we found is General José María Yáñez International Airport (IATA: GYM) with a distance of 15 mi (or 24.4 km) West of the city centre of Cruz de Piedra.

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Location insights

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 82 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Evening Temperature 31°C / 88 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 45%
Air Pressure 1009.3 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 68% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
Light rain

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Clear sky Day: 30°C (87 °F)
Night: 21°C (71 °F)
Clear sky, light breeze.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Light rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 24°C (75 °F)
Light rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Thursday, September 29th 2016

Clear sky Day: 30°C (85 °F)
Night: 25°C (78 °F)
Clear sky, light breeze.

Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Empalme, Sonora

Located at 27.95, -110.68 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
More reading: Empalme, Sonora homepage

Founded in 1905, Empalme is a city surrounded by a municipality located on the south-central coast of the Mexican state of Sonora. According to the 2005 census the population of the city was 40,630 inhabitants, while the municipality, which has an area of 708.53 km² (273.56 sq mi), reported 50,663 inhabitants. Except for its coastline on the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortes), the municipality is entirely surrounded by the much larger municipality of Guaymas. In Spanish, the word empalme means "junction". At first, the community site was called Kilómetro Nueve because it was nine kilometers out of the port city of Guaymas. Then for a while it was called El Empalme meaning of course, the junction. The El was soon dropped. Unlike other towns or cities in Mexico, Empalme was built completely by foreigners, specifically the Utah Construction Company under contract to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Very few native materials were used in the construction. The founders owned a major railroad, affording easy transportation of materials and personnel. The purpose of the settlement was to provide repair facilities for SP operations in Mexico, with a large shop and roundhouse. They still exist today, although unused; repair and maintenance now being done in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Hundreds of the homes built originally still exist in Empalme, their design and materials unchanged. One native feature that the developers used was a tree known as Yucateco that grows to heights exceeding 100 feet. Hundreds of the young trees were bought from southern Mexico. Their common name implies that they are native to the state of Yucatán. These trees were well suited for the hot, humid climate of Empalme. They are still probably the most easily recognized feature of the town. In many places they cover entire streets for several blocks so that streets appear to be passing through a tunnel.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Municipalities of Sonora
  • Populated places in Sonora

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Videos from the area

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Reseña sobre Rocky (Loquendo)

published: March 02, 2010 length: 33:28 min
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author: zzzraulzzz

Este es un video loquendo sobre una reseña sobre las peliculas de Rocky Balboa Posdata: Mi carrera loquendo esta pendiente

La muerte de julio beltran tito y su torbellino

published: February 23, 2010 length: 14:40 min
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author: juan carlos soto calvo

Tito y su tirbellino en expo forum de hermosillo sonora

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