Sacramento, Coahuila

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Sacramento
City
Sacramento is located in Mexico
Sacramento
Sacramento
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°0′13″N 101°43′29″W / 27.00361°N 101.72472°W / 27.00361; -101.72472Coordinates: 27°0′13″N 101°43′29″W / 27.00361°N 101.72472°W / 27.00361; -101.72472
Country  Mexico
State Coahuila
Municipality Sacramento
Founded 1842
Town status 1862

Sacramento is a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. The city serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

Sacramento is located at 27°00′13″N 101°43′29″W / 27.00361°N 101.72472°W / 27.00361; -101.72472 in the state's central region (Región Centro), some 250 km north of state capital Saltillo, and some 50 km north-west of former state capital Monclova, on Federal Highway 30.

It was founded in 1842 as Villa Nueva. It is believed to changed its name to Sacramento ("sacrament") to honour a visit by Fr. Miguel Hidalgo during which he officiated a mass.

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