Santiago, Nuevo León

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Santiago
Cola de Caballo waterfaw
Cola de Caballo waterfaw
Motto(s): 
Cultura y Progreso
Santiago location.png
Coordinates: 25°26′N 100°08′W / 25.433°N 100.133°W / 25.433; -100.133
KintraMexico
StateNuevo León
Foondit1648
Govrenment
 • MayorEdelmiro Cavazos Leal† (PAN logo (Mexico).svg PAN)
Area
 • City763.8 km2 (294.9 sq mi)
Elevation
445 m (1,460 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • City37,886
 • Metro
3,664,334
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)
Websitehttp://www.santiago.gob.mx

Santiago is a municipality locatit in the centre o the Mexican state o Nuevo León. It is pairt o the Monterrey metropolitan aurie an its aurie comprises aroond 763.8 km² [1]. Accordin tae the 2005 census, its population is 37,886 indwallers [2].

"La Boca" Dam, is ane o the watter reservoirs servin the metropolitan aurie, an is locatit athin the municipality. "Cola de Caballo" is a vera famous waterfall an tourist attaction.

Santiago wis namit a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 18 August 2010, the body o Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos wis foond shot deid wi twa bullets in the heid an ane in the chest. Twa days prior, servants o the Cavazos estate report that seiven SUVs, aw occupeed bi men in polis uniforms, arrivit at the Mayor's hame an forcit Cavazos awa at gunpoint. Twa eays efter the discovery o Mayor Cavazos' body on a road near his hame, state agents arrestit sax o the mayor's awn polis officers an said thay confessed tae involvement in the murther. State prosecutors said the suspects haed been wirkin for an unspecifeed drog cartel. Anither fower men wur arrestit wi automatic rifles an grenade launchers in thair possession an accuised o bein involvit in the plot an aw.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Santiago", Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  2. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  3. "Mayor Cavazos Kidnapped, Found Dead". Time. 20 August 2010.

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