Zaragoza Municipality, Coahuila

Zaragoza is one of the 38 municipalities of Coahuila, a state in north-eastern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Zaragoza. The municipality covers an area of 8183.5 km². It is near the Mexico–US border with Texas.

Zaragoza
Municipality of Zaragoza in Coahuila
Municipality of Zaragoza in Coahuila
Coordinates: 28°29′30.32″N 100°55′10.19″W / 28.4917556°N 100.9194972°W / 28.4917556; -100.9194972Coordinates: 28°29′30.32″N 100°55′10.19″W / 28.4917556°N 100.9194972°W / 28.4917556; -100.9194972
Country Mexico
State Coahuila
Founded15 November 1824
Named forIgnacio Zaragoza
SeatZaragoza
Largest cityZaragoza
Area
 • Total8,183.5 km2 (3,159.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total12,411
Area code(s)26450
WebsiteOfficial site

Zaragoza has an abundance of natural resources like fluoride, silver and lead. Zaragoza's local economy consists of agriculture, some industry, livestock, tourism and commercial/retail.

It is one of the cities in the "5 manantiales" (5 springs) region in northern Coahuila. The celebrations commemorating Zaragoza's founding on 1 February 1753 are a popular attraction, and feature a traditional "cabalgata" or horse trail ride with horse pulled vintage buggies. On 7 August 1827, the name of the town was changed to San Fernando de Rosas, and to Zaragoza on the 27 February 1868.

Zaragoza has a local television station "TELECABLE", and a local radio station called "XEZR 800am".[1]

HistoryEdit

GeographyEdit

Adjacent municipalitiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Zaragoza
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
22.4
(72.3)
27
(81)
31.3
(88.3)
34.9
(94.8)
37.7
(99.9)
39.1
(102.4)
39
(102)
35.7
(96.3)
30.9
(87.6)
24.6
(76.3)
20.1
(68.2)
30.2
(86.4)
Average low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
7.6
(45.7)
11.3
(52.3)
15
(59)
20.3
(68.5)
23.2
(73.8)
24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
21
(70)
16.3
(61.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.6
(43.9)
15.4
(59.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
30
(1.2)
36
(1.4)
58
(2.3)
79
(3.1)
61
(2.4)
46
(1.8)
58
(2.3)
69
(2.7)
41
(1.6)
23
(0.9)
20
(0.8)
530
(20.9)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Zaragoza, Coahuila". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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