Comarca Lagunera

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Comarca Lagunera
Population 1,488,613
1,152,053 (Urban)
336,620 (Landwart)
Altitude 1,120 meters (3,674 ft)
Latitude 24° 22' North
Langitude 102° 22' West
Aurie 44,887 km² (17,330 mi²)
UTC –6 GMT (Central Time)
Telephone aurie codes +52 (Country) 871 and 872
Airport Name an Code Francisco Sarabia Internaitional Airport (TRC)
Sources: INEGI

The Comarca Lagunera is the 9t lairgest metropolitan aurie in Mexico, an is locatit atween twa states, Coahuila an Durango.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Comarca Lagunera is formit bi 15 municipios; 5 in Coahuila (Torreón, Matamoros, San Pedro, Francisco I. Madero, Viesca) an 10 in Durango (Gómez Palacio, Ciudad Lerdo, Tlahualilo, Mapimí, Rodeo, Nazas, San Juan de Guadalupe, San Luis del Cordero, Simón Bolívar, San Pedro del Gallo). It covers a aurie o 44,887 km² (17,330 mi²) oot o which 22,031 km² (8,506 mi²) belang tae Coahuila an 25,856 km² (9 983 mi²) tae Durango, which maks it 2.5 percent o the naitional aurie. It borders north wi the state o Chihuahua, an wi the municipios o Sierra Mojada an Cuatrociénegas o Coahuila, tae the wast wi the municipios o Indé an Villa Hidalgo in Durango, tae the soothwast wi the state o Zacatecas an tae the east wi the municipio o Parras in Coahuila. This polygon is locatit in the north-central pairt o Mexico, atween the parallels 24° 22' an 26° 23' North an meridians 102° 22' an 104° 47' Wast in the soothmaist pairt o the Bolsón de Mapimí. The average altitude o the region is o 1,139 meters (3,736 ft).

Hydrology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Comarca Lagunera is subject tae periodic floodin due tae the owerflowin o its principal rivers.

Nazas River[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Nazas River, average flow o 1,900 cubic metres per seicont, is formit frae the mergin o the Sextín River an the Ramos River. In its transit towards the Laguna de Mayrán it is conteenit in the Lázaro Cárdenas dam (3,336 million cubic meters). In its course it receives the flows o the Vizcaíno, Peñón, San Juan, Naitcha an Cuencamé creeks, an feenally stops at the Francisco Zarco Dam (436 million cubic metres).

Aguanaval River[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Aguanaval River, which haes a average flow o 600 cubic metres per seicont, is formit frae the fusion o the Saín Alto River an Trujillo River in Zacatecas. It receives the flows o the Reyes, Santiago an Mazamitote creeks.

Ither[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are ither important hydrologic components in the Comarca Lagunera region. The Benjamín Ortega Cantero dam in the municipio o Mapimí, the Francisco González de la Vega dam in Rodeo, the Los Naranjos dam in Simón Bolívar an the Cinco de Mayo dam in San Pedro del Gallo. An aw, the Mayrán an Viesca lagoons are big natural dams that constitute dry beds at the moment, an are unable tae be filled due tae the dams locatit in the Nazas River for the Mayrán lagoon an the ceety o Matamoros bein in the Aguanaval River's flood path.

Orografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The region is conformit bi a lairge an truncatit muntain range, in which several prominent featurs can be seen constitutit bi sedimentar rock frae the Mesozoic, whaur important marble an ither nan-ferrous minerals are exploitit. The maist important featurs athin the Comarca Lagunera are the Sierra de Jimulco (altitude o 3,120 m), the Sierra del Rosario (altitude of 2,820 m), an the Sierra de Tlahualilo (altitude o 2,200 m).

Wather[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes mild heat throuoot the year, wi a average temperatur o 22°C (72°F) an extreme dryness, wi a average rainfaw o 300 mm (12 in). Thare is a average o 22 cauld days a year, wi temperaturs rangin laws of 0°C (32°F) an heichs o 40°C (104°F)

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The economic rise o the Comarca Lagunera is centralisit in a urban centre formit bi the ceeties o Lerdo, Gómez Palacio, an Torreón. This major dounset haes, as o 2000, a population o 1,249,442, oot o which 912,822 are locatit in the urban aurie an 336,620 in landwart dounsets, makkin it the 8t lairgest metropolitan aurie in Mexico [1].

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Comarca Lagunera is Mexico's maist important milk producer wi a 14 percent o the naitional production o milk, 3.6 million liters o milk a day. An athin the ceety o Torreón lees the lairgest siller refinery o the warld, Met-Mex Peñoles. The Comarca is an important producer o raw materials an feenished products: amang which are cement, fertilizers, nan-ferrous metals, marble, milk-derivates, amang ithers. Ane o the maist important activities is that o the maquiladora (assembly plant) industry o clothin, caur pairts an electrical components.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

The region haes a total o 32 profeesional studies centres, varsities, commonty colleges, an technical institutes. The maist important in the region are the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Laguna, the Universidad Iberoamericana, Universidad Autónoma de la Laguna, Universidad La Salle an the Tecnológico de la Laguna.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Rodrigo Díaz Contreras (31 December 2005). "La Región Lagunera y su Zona Conurbada". Siglo Nuevo. 8 (7): 18–19.

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