Múzquiz is one of the 38 municipalities of Coahuila, in north-eastern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Santa Rosa de Múzquiz. The municipality covers an area of 8,128.9 square kilometres (3,138.6 sq mi).
Municipio de Múzquiz
|Municipality of Múzquiz|
Municipality of Múzquiz in Coahuila
|Municipal seat||Santa Rosa de Múzquiz|
|• Total||8,128.9 km2 (3,138.6 sq mi)|
Besides the seat, other towns of note include the coal mining town of Palaú (pop 16,000).
Communities originating in the United StatesEdit
The town of El Nacimiento is home to the Kickapoo and the Mascogos, both of whom originated in the eastern United States. The Mascogos (Spanish: Negros Mascogos) are descendants of Black Seminoles who had fled to Indian Territory following the Seminole Wars. Both the Kickapoo and the Mascogos later left Indian Territory and settled in Mexico. Locals in El Nacimiento celebrate Juneteenth, known locally as "Day of the Blacks" (Spanish: Día de los Negros).
- "Múzquiz". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
- Ferguson, Wes (2019-06-19). "Why This Mexican Village Celebrates Juneteenth". Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
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