Valle de Allende is the municipal seat and largest city of the municipality of Allende in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Originally named Valle de San Bartolomé for Bartholomew the Apostle, it was founded in 1569 by Franciscan friars. The city is one of the oldest in Chihuahua.

The city received its current name in 1825 in honor of Ignacio Allende, a military leader during the Mexican War of Independence.

As of 2010, Valle de Allende had a population of 4,185.[1]

Valle de Allende was the location of the fall, in 1969, of a scientifically important meteorite (known as Allende) that has become the most studied meteorite.

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  1. ^ "Allende". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.

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26°56′N 105°24′W / 26.933°N 105.400°W / 26.933; -105.400