Zacatecas, Zacatecas

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Zacatecas
City & Municipality
View of Zacatecas
View of Zacatecas
Nickname(s): 
Ciudad de cantera, corazón de plata
Civilizadora del Norte
CountryMexico
StateZacatecas
Founded1548
Municipal Status1825
Government
 • Municipal PresidentArnoldo Rodriguez Reyes
Area
 • Municipality356.14 km2 (137.51 sq mi)
Elevation
(of seat)
2,440 m (8,010 ft)
Population
(2005) Municipality
 • Municipality138,152
 • Seat
122,889
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code (of seat)
98000
Area code(s)492
Website(Spanish) /Official site
Official nameHistoric Centre of Zacatecas
TypeCultural
CriteriaII, IV
Designated1993 (17th session)
Reference no.676
State PartyMexico
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean

Zacatecas (Spanish pronunciation: [sakaˈtekas]) is a city and municipality in Mexico. It is the capital and largest city of the state of Zacatecas. The name means "people of the grasslands."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zacatecas: Artistica y tradicional" [Zacatecas:Artistic and traditional]. Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico City. March 9, 1997. p. 6.