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Dolores Hidalgo

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Dolores Hidalgo (in full, Dolores Hidalgo Cuna de la Independencia Nacional (Scots: Dolores Hidalgo Cradle o Naitional Unthirldom) is the name o a ceety an the surroondin municipality in the north-central pairt o the Mexican state o Guanajuato.

It is locatit at 21°10′N 100°56′W / 21.17°N 100.93°W / 21.17; -100.93, at an elevation o aboot 1,980 meters (6,480 feet) abuin sea level. In the census o 2005 the ceety haed a population o 54,843 fowk, while the municipality haed 134,641 indwallers. The ceety lies directly in the centre o the municipality, which is 1,590 km² (613.9 sq mi) in aurie an includes numerous sma ootlyin communities, the lairgest o which is Río Laja.

Dolores Hidalgo wis named a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Toun) in 2002.

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Kirk an the Statue o Hidalgo

The ceety wis oreeginally a sma toun kent simply as Dolores when Faither Miguel Hidalgo uttered his famous cry for the unthirldom o Mexico (the Grito de Dolores) thare in the early oors o 16 September 1810, in front o his parish kirk. Efter Mexico achieved unthirldom, the toun wis renamed Dolores Hidalgo in his honour. On September 28, 1810, Hidalgo's forces killed mair nor 500 Spaniard an Creole loyalist sodgers durin the battle for Dolores; 2,000 Indigenous Mexicans dee'd in the fechtin. The day Dolores Hidalgo is kent primarily for its ceramics industry, which provides income tae well ower hauf the ceety's population. The inexpensive an mass-produced ootput o the toun is mercatit throughoot Laitin Americae an the Unitit States. The central square o the toun, in front o Fr Hidalgo's historic kirk, is a popular tourist spot.

Tomb o José Alfredo Jiménez

Anither place o pilgrimage in Dolores Hidalgo, this time for fans o ranchera an popular muisic, is the tomb o José Alfredo Jiménez, ane o the kintra's maist beloved sangsters an sangwriters, as well as ane o the maist prolific popular composers in the history o wastren muisic. He is buried in the toun cemetery. An aa Adolfo "El Bofo" Bautista an Agustin Palomares wur born here.

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