Loreto, Zacatecas

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Country  Mexico
State Zacatecas
Population (2005)
 • Total 43,411

Loreto is a town in Loreto Municipality, in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico. The town is the seventh-largest community in the state, with a 2005 census population of 22,085 inhabitants, while the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat had a population of 43,411. The municipality has an area of 427 km² (164.87 sq mi).

People celebrate Nuestra Señora de Loreto (a catholic virgin) from 1 to 10 of each December, It is an agricultural region where people grow primarily lettuce, corn, chili and beans. This town was founded in 1931 with the name Bimabaletes, and in 1956 its official name changed to Loreto.

In recent times (2011), it has become a hideout place for drug cartel, los Zetas.[citation needed]

Notable people from Loreto[edit]


Coordinates: 22°16′00″N 101°59′00″W / 22.2666666767°N 101.983333343°W / 22.2666666767; -101.983333343