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This article is aboot the Mexican ceety. For ither uises o the same name, see Durango (disambiguation).
Victoria de Durango
Ceety
Ceety o Durango
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Nickname(s): Tierra del Cine (Movie Land)
Location o Durango athin 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; -104.667
Kintra Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Durango
Foondit 8 Julie 1563
Founded by Francisco de Ibarra
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Matuk López de Nava
Elevation 1,890 m (6,200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 582,267
 • Demonym Duranguense/Durangueño
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Website http://www.municipiodurango.gob.mx/

Durango (Tepehuan: Korian), offeecially Victoria de Durango an kent as Ciudad de Durango an aw, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Mexican state o Durango. It staunds at an altitude o 1,890 metres (6,200 ft).[1]

The ceety wis foondit on 8 Julie 1563 by Spainyie Basque splorer Francisco de Ibarra. Durin the Spainyie colonial era the ceety wis the caipital o the Nueva Vizcaya province o New Spain, which consistit maistly o the present day states o Durango an Chihuahua.

It serves as municipal seat o Durango Municipality which haed a population o 631,712 in 2010. The municipality haes a relatively lairge laund aurie o 10,041 km² (3,877 sq mi) an includes such ootlyin commonties as El Nayar an Cinco de Mayo.

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  1. "PlanetWare". PlanetWare. Retrieved 2012-06-06. 

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