Loreto, Zacatecas


Loreto, Zacatecas

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Loreto is a town and its surrounding municipality of the same name in the southeastern parr of the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The town is the seventh-largest community in the state, with a 2005 census population of 22,085 inhabitants, while the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat had a population of 43,411. The municipality has an area of 427 km² (164.87 sq mi).

People celebrate Nuestra Señora de Loreto (a catholic virgin) from 1 to 10 of each December.. It is an agricultural region where people grow chili, beans, corn and lettuce.This town has good roads to Aguascalientes and Zacatecas. This town was founded in 1931 with the name Bimabaletes. and in 1956 its official name changed to Loreto.

References

* [http://www.inegi.gob.mx/est/contenidos/espanol/sistemas/conteo2005/localidad/iter/ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005] INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
* [http://www.e-local.gob.mx/wb2/ELOCAL/EMM_Zacatecas Zacatecas] Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México


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