Viesca

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Viesca
Municipal seat
Viesca is located in Mexico
Viesca
Viesca
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°21′N 102°48′W / 25.350°N 102.800°W / 25.350; -102.800
Country  Mexico
State Coahuila
Municipality Viesca
Population (2005)
 • Total 19,328

Viesca is a town and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name, located in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. At the last census, Viesca had a population of 19,328. Of this number 9,695 were men and 9,633 were women.

Economy[edit]

Viesca's primary economic activity was formerly a salt factory which provided most of the jobs in town. The factory was shut down in 1992.[citation needed] Today, the main workplaces are the sweatshop and auto parts assembly factories that still operate giving jobs for most of the economic activity.

Coordinates: 25°21′N 102°48′W / 25.350°N 102.800°W / 25.350; -102.800