Zacatecas City

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Zacatecas
City & Municipality
View of Zacatecas
View of Zacatecas
Flag of Zacatecas
Official seal of Zacatecas
Nickname(s): 
Ciudad de cantera, corazón de plata
Civilizadora del Norte
Zacatecas is located in Mexico
Zacatecas
Zacatecas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates (seat): 22°46′18″N 102°34′31″W / 22.77167°N 102.57528°W / 22.77167; -102.57528Coordinates: 22°46′18″N 102°34′31″W / 22.77167°N 102.57528°W / 22.77167; -102.57528
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
WebsiteOfficial 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.