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Zacatecas
Estado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas
State

Seal
Motto: Labor Vincit Omnia
(Wirk Conquers Aw)
Anthem: Marcha de Zacatecas
State o Zacatecas athin Mexico
Coordinates: 23°17′34″N 102°42′02″W / 23.29278°N 102.70056°W / 23.29278; -102.70056
Kintra Mexico
Caipital Zacatecas
Lairgest Ceety Fresnillo
Municipalities 58
Admission December 23, 1823[1]
Order 10t
Government
 • Govrenor Miguel Alonso Reyes PRI
 • Senators[2] Tomás Torres Mercado PRD
Antonio Mejía Haro PRD
José Trejo Reyes PAN
 • Deputies[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 75,539 km2 (29,166 sq mi)
  Ranked 8t
Highest elevation[5] 3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Population (2010)[6]
 • Total 1,490,668
 • Rank 25t
 • Density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)
 • Density rank 25t
Demonym Zacatecano (a)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 98, 99
Aurie code
ISO 3166 code MX-ZAC
HDI Increase 0.805 high Ranked 24th
GDP US$ 5,171,913.8 th[a]
Website Official Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP wis 66,200,496 thoosan o pesos in 2008,[6] amoont correspondin tae 5,171,913.8 thoosan o dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value o 3 Juin 2010).[7]

Zacatecas ([sakaˈtekas]) offeecially Estado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Zacatecas) is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. It is dividit in 58 municipalities an its caipital ceety is Zacatecas.

It is locatit in North-Central Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Durango tae the northwast, Coahuila tae the north, Nayarit tae the wast, San Luis Potosí an Nuevo León tae the east, an Jalisco, Guanajuato an Aguascalientes tae the sooth.

The state o Zacatecas is best kent for its rich deposits o siller an ither minerals, its colonial airchitectur an its importance durin the Mexican Revolution. Its main economic activities are minin, agricultur an tourism.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

"Zacatecas" is the Nahuatl-derivit name for ane o the indigenous fowks who inhabitit the region afore the arrival o the Spainyie. The name ultimately derives frae the Nahuatl wird for a type o grass common in the region, zacatl. The region whaur this grass grew wis oreeginally cried Zacatlan, an its inhabitants, Zacateca, pluralizit in Mexican Spainyie tae Zacatecas.

Besides the Zacatecas, the Caxcan, Guachichil, an Tepehuan wur an aw reportit bi the Spainyie tae be inhabitin the region which comprises the modren state o Zacatecas.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (in Spanish). p. 15. 
  2. "Senadores por Zacatecas LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Zacatecas". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  4. "Superficie". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  7. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano.". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 

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