Lerdo, Durango

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Ciudad Lerdo
Lerdo
Municipal seat and city
Plaza de armas de lerdo.JPG
Nickname(s): garden city
Ciudad Lerdo is located in Mexico
Ciudad Lerdo
Ciudad Lerdo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°33′N 103°31′W / 25.550°N 103.517°W / 25.550; -103.517Coordinates: 25°33′N 103°31′W / 25.550°N 103.517°W / 25.550; -103.517
Country Mexico
StateDurango
MunicipalityLerdo
Government
 • Presidente MunicipalCarlos Aguilera Andrade
Population (2010)
 • Total79,669
WebsiteLerdo.gob.mx

Ciudad Lerdo (Lerdo City) is a small city in the northeastern portion of the Mexican state of Durango. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

It is located at co-ordinates 25.33° N, 103.31° W, bordering southeastern Coahuila. As of 2010, the city of Lerdo had a population of 79,669,[1] up from 71,373 people as of 2005. Lerdo Municipality had a population of 141,043.[1] The municipality has an area of 1,868.8 km² (721.5 sq mi). It is part of a greater metropolitan area that includes Torreón Municipality and Matamoros Municipality in Coahuila, as well as Gómez Palacio Municipality in Durango.

The city is lush with vegetation, but has an arid climate. Ciudad Lerdo is known for its parks, gardens, and ice cream made with fresh milk from local dairies.

Notable people[edit]

  • Dario Alvarado-Torres, U.S. Political Candidate in Oklahoma 2014–Present
  • Nestor Mesta Chayres, "El Gitano de Mexicao" - lyric opera tenor and bolero vocalist on the international concert stage.
  • Francisco Sarabia, first pilot who flew non-stop from Mexico City to New York in 1939.
  • Jesús López Luevanos, governor from 1940-1944, notable for uniting all three cities in the Laguna.
  • Pepe Jaramillo, renowned pianist of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
  • Luis Ramírez Castruita, baker and designer, known by no one who has the particular ability of telling useless and doubtful stories compulsively. 1980-Present.

Sister cities[edit]

City nursery

Ciudad Lerdo has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lerdo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.

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