Durango City

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Victoria de Durango
City of Durango
Panoramic view
Panoramic view
Nickname(s): 
La Perla Del Guadiana, La Tierra Del Cine
Location of Durango within the State
Location of Durango within the State
Victoria de Durango is located in Mexico
Victoria de Durango
Victoria de Durango
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 24°01′N 104°40′W / 24.017°N 104.667°W / 24.017; -104.667Coordinates: 24°01′N 104°40′W / 24.017°N 104.667°W / 24.017; -104.667
CountryMexico
StateDurango
MunicipalityDurango
FoundedJuly 8, 1563
Founded byFrancisco de Ibarra
Government
 • MayorJosé Ramón Enríquez Herrera
Elevation
1,890 m (6,200 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • City565,300
 • Metro
654,876 [1]
 • Demonym
Duranguense/Durangueño
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Websitehttp://www.municipiodurango.gob.mx/

Durango (Tepehuan: Korian), officially Victoria de Durango and also known as Ciudad de Durango, is the capital and largest city of Durango, Mexico. It stands at an altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft).[2]

In 2010, the city had a total population of 518,709,[3] up from 463,830 in 2005. It serves as municipal seat of Durango Municipality which had a population of 582,267 in 2010.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "División municipal. Durango". www.cuentame.inegi.org.mx.
  2. "Información Nacional, por Entidad Federativa y Municipios". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Durango". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.