Banamichi is one of several small pueblos on the Rio Sonora in Mexico, founded in 1639.
The original Opata name, Banamitzi, means, where the river turns. The town of approximately 1500 residence is supported mostly by agriculture, cattle ranching, farming. Wonderfully sweet onions called cebolla verde are grown in the fields close to town as are chili verde (green hot chilies) a staple of the local diet here. The beef raised on the ranches in this area is well known for its special flavor and ranchers sell their calves to the US through a Sonoran/American trade agreement.
The pueblo has several schools including elementary, (primary), high school, (secondaria), and ceycetes (technical high school for college bound).
Many business provide goods and services to the local population.
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