Santiago, Nuevo León

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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
Kintra Mexico
State Nuevo León
Foondit 1648
 • Mayor Edelmiro Cavazos Leal† (PAN logo (Mexico).svg PAN)
 • City 763.8 km2 (294.9 sq mi)
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Ceety 37,886
 • Metro 3,664,334
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

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.

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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]

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