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Zacatecas

Estado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas
Offeecial seal o Zacatecas
Seal
Motto(s): 
Labor Vincit Omnia
(Wirk Conquers Aw)
Anthem: Marcha de Zacatecas
State o Zacatecas athin Mexico
State o Zacatecas athin Mexico
Coordinates: 23°17′34″N 102°42′02″W / 23.29278°N 102.70056°W / 23.29278; -102.70056
KintraMexico
CaipitalZacatecas
Lairgest CeetyFresnillo
Municipalities58
AdmissionDecember 23, 1823[1]
Order10t
Govrenment
 • GovrenorMiguel Alonso Reyes PRI
 • Senators[2]Tomás Torres Mercado PRD
Antonio Mejía Haro PRD
José Trejo Reyes PAN
 • Deputies[3]
Area
 • Total75,539 km2 (29,166 sq mi)
 Ranked 8t
Highest elevation3,200 m (10,500 ft)
Population
 (2010)[6]
 • Tot1,490,668
 • Rank25t
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
 • Density rank25t
Demonym(s)Zacatecano (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
98, 99
Aurie code
ISO 3166 codeMX-ZAC
HDIIncrease 0.805 high Ranked 24th
GDPUS$ 5,171,913.8 th[a]
WabsteidOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP wis 66,200,496 thoosan o pesos in 2008,[6] amoont correspondin tae 5,171,913.8 thoosan o dollars, a dollar bein wirth 12.80 pesos (value o 3 Juin 2010).[7]

Zacatecas ([sakaˈtekas]) offeecially Estado Libre y Soberano de Zacatecas (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Zacatecas) is ane o the 31 states that, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. It is dividit in 58 municipalities an its caipital ceety is Zacatecas.

It is locatit in North-Central Mexico. It mairches the states o Durango norwastlins, Coahuila norlins, Nayarit wastlins, San Luis Potosí an Nuevo León eastlins, an Jalisco, Guanajuato an Aguascalientes soothlins.

The state o Zacatecas is best kent for its rich deposits o siller an ither minerals, its colonial airchitectur an its importance in the Mexican Revolution. Its main economic activities is minin, agricultur an tourism.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

"Zacatecas" is the Nahuatl-derivit name for ane o the indigenous fowks wha inhabitit the region afore the income o the Spaingie. The name ultimately haes its springheid in the Nahuatl wird for a kin o grass common in the region, zacatl. The region whaur this grass grew wis oreeginally cried Zacatlan, an its inhabitants, Zacateca, pluralizit in Mexican Spaingie tae Zacatecas.

Asides the Zacatecas, the Caxcan, Guachichil, an Tepehuan wur forbye reportit bi the Spaingie tae be wonin the region that comprises the modren state o Zacatecas.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15. 
  2. "Senadores por Zacatecas LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Zacatecas". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  4. "Superficie". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  7. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 

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