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Valle de Zaragoza

Valle de Zaragoza is a settlement in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Valle de Zaragoza. Ranchera singer Francisco Avitia was born in Valle de Zaragoza.

Valle de Zaragoza
Valle de Zaragoza is located within Valle de Zaragoza Municipality
Valle de Zaragoza is located within Valle de Zaragoza Municipality
Valle de Zaragoza is located in Mexico
Valle de Zaragoza
Valle de Zaragoza
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°27′26″N 105°48′39″W / 27.45722°N 105.81083°W / 27.45722; -105.81083Coordinates: 27°27′26″N 105°48′39″W / 27.45722°N 105.81083°W / 27.45722; -105.81083
Country Mexico
StateChihuahua
MunicipalityValle de Zaragoza
Founded10 December 1780
Elevation
1,340 m (4,400 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,223

As of 2010, the town of Valle de Zaragoza had a population of 2,223,[1] up from 1,871 as of 2005.[2]

HistoryEdit

Valle de Zaragoza was founded on 10 December 1780, as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Conchos; it later became known as Pilar de Conchos. Its current name, given to it on 28 April 1864, honours General Ignacio Zaragoza and his defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Valle de Zaragoza". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Valle de Zaragoza". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 13, 2008.