Valle de Zaragoza
|Valle de Zaragoza|
Valle de Zaragoza is located within Valle de Zaragoza Municipality
|Municipality||Valle de Zaragoza|
|Founded||10 December 1780|
|Elevation||1,340 m (4,400 ft)|
Valle de Zaragoza is a settlement in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Valle de Zaragoza. Ranchera singer Francisco Avitia was born in Valle de Zaragoza.
In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 4,341, with 1,871 of those living in the municipal seat.
Valle de Zaragoza was founded on 10 December 1780, as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Conchos; it later became known as Pilar de Conchos. Its current name, given to it on 28 April 1864, honours General Ignacio Zaragoza and his defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862.
- "Valle de Zaragoza". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved October 13, 2008.
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