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The location o the Municipality o Zaragoza in the Mexican state o Nuevo Leon.

General Zaragoza is a municipality an toun o the northeastren Mexican state o Nuevo León. It is locatit in the sooth-eastren pairt o the state. The municipality haes a total aurie o 508 square miles (1,315 sq km) an haed a population o 5,942 in 2010. Maist o the population lives in the toun o Zaragoza. The elevation o Zaragoza is 4,520 feet (1,379 mts).[1] Zaragoza is bordered bi Aramberri, on the sooth an east bi Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, an on the wast bi Doctor Arroyo.

Zaragoza is namit in honor o General Ignacio Zaragoza who focht against the French invaders at the Battle o Puebla on 5 Mey 1862.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreeginal inhabitants o the Zaragoza region wur nomadic Indian baunds the Spainyie cried Negritos or Bozalos an Janambres. In 1626, a Franciscan priest, Lorenzo Cantú frae the convent at Charcas, follaeed a group o Indians tae the valley o the Rio Blanco whaur he foondit the Misión de San Josè del Rio Blanco near the steid o Zaragoza. In 1866, the municipality o Villa de General Zaragoza wis creatit bi the govrenment.[2]

Geografie an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Zaragoza is at the heid o the semi-arid valley o the Rio Blanco (White River), the uppermaist pairt o the Soto La Marina River seestem. Some o the heichest muntains o the Sierra Madre Oriental are in the Zaragoza municipality. Cerro Zaragoza which rises tae 11,352 feet (3,449 mts) is three miles northeast o Zaragoza toun. Cerro Peña Nevada, 11,682 feet (3,562 mts) is nine miles soothwast o Zaragoza town, juist athort the border in Tamaulipas.[3] Pine an Oak forests cloak the muntains. Ane tae twa miles sooth o toun are three watterfaws—15, 20, an 25 metres heich(49, 65, an 82 feet heich) -- which are o interest tae tourists.[4]

In a semi-arid zone wi precipitation at maist locations less than 20 inches (500mm), Zaragoza is well-favored wi rainfall wi 28.7 inches (730mm) annually. Some o the muntains aroond Zaragoza receive mair precipitation, includin snaw at heicher elevations, than the toun an valley. Zaragoza Este, ane mile east o the toun, at a elevation o 5,830 feet (1,777 mts.), receives 49.2 inches (1250 mm) o precipitation annually.[5] Throuoot the aurie maist precipitation faws in the simmer. The rainy saison uisually begins at the end o Apryle an continues till the end o September. August is uisually the rainiest month. Temperaturs are normally mild, awtho occasional days are vera hot an the temperatur faws belaw freezin several times each year.

Climate data for General Zaragoza, Nuevo Leon (1978-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
39.0
(102.2)
43.0
(109.4)
43.0
(109.4)
49.0
(120.2)
42.0
(107.6)
42.0
(107.6)
43.0
(109.4)
39.0
(102.2)
42.0
(107.6)
38.0
(100.4)
37.0
(98.6)
49.0
(120.2)
Average heich °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
21.2
(70.2)
23.5
(74.3)
24.1
(75.4)
27.8
(82)
27.7
(81.9)
26.7
(80.1)
27.4
(81.3)
25.1
(77.2)
23.5
(74.3)
22.1
(71.8)
19.5
(67.1)
23.9
(75)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
13.9
(57)
16.4
(61.5)
17.3
(63.1)
20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
19.7
(67.5)
20.1
(68.2)
18.6
(65.5)
17.1
(62.8)
15.3
(59.5)
13.2
(55.8)
17.0
(62.6)
Average law °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.6
(43.9)
9.2
(48.6)
10.4
(50.7)
12.9
(55.2)
13.1
(55.6)
12.7
(54.9)
12.8
(55)
12.1
(53.8)
10.6
(51.1)
8.4
(47.1)
6.9
(44.4)
10.1
(50.2)
Record law °C (°F) −9
(16)
−9.0
(15.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
0
(32)
1.0
(33.8)
4.0
(39.2)
1.0
(33.8)
1.0
(33.8)
0
(32)
2.0
(35.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
−10.0
(14)
−10.0
(14)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.0
(0.787)
14.0
(0.551)
17.0
(0.669)
47.0
(1.85)
181.0
(7.126)
92.0
(3.622)
58.0
(2.283)
117.0
(4.606)
95.0
(3.74)
18.0
(0.709)
17.0
(0.669)
19.0
(0.748)
730.0
(28.74)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.6 1.8 2.0 4.6 8.1 8.0 6.9 8.8 8.6 4.6 2.4 3.6 62.2
Soorce: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (normals)[6][7]

The climatic clessification o Zaragoza is Bsk (Koppen) an Bsak (Trewartha). Heicher elevations near the toun are ceuler an mair humid, some becomin Cw climates.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Nuevo Leon" Instituto Naciona de Estadistica y Geographia http://www3.inegi.org.mx/sistemas/mexicocifras/default.aspx?e=19, accessed 23 Feb 2013
  2. Enciclopedia de los Municipios y Delegaciones de Mexico http://www.e-local.gob.mx/wb2/ELOCAL/EMM_nuevoleon, accessed 24 Feb 2013
  3. Google Earth
  4. "El Rio Blanco", http://www.sabinashidalgo.net/articulos/de-solares-y-resolanas/7048-el-rio-blanco, accessed 24 Feb 2013
  5. "Zaragoza-Este, Nuevo Leon" Weatherbase. http://weatherbase.com
  6. "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 
  7. "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1981-2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comision Nacional Del Agua. Retrieved February 19, 2013. 

Coordinates: 23°52′N 97°53′W / 23.867°N 97.883°W / 23.867; -97.883