Valparaíso, Zacatecas

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Ciudad de Valparaíso[1]
Coat of arms of Valparaíso
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Spanish: El valle (English: The valley)
Valparaíso municipality, Zacatecas
Valparaíso municipality, Zacatecas
Valparaíso is located in Mexico
Valparaíso municipality, Zacatecas
Coordinates: 22°46′N 103°34′W / 22.767°N 103.567°W / 22.767; -103.567Coordinates: 22°46′N 103°34′W / 22.767°N 103.567°W / 22.767; -103.567
Country  Mexico
State Zacatecas
Foundation December 8, 1568
 • Spanish: Alcalde (English: Mayor) Jorge Torres Mercado
Elevation 1,890 m (6,200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12 919 [2]
 • Demonym Valparaisense
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Website Official website

Valparaíso (Spanish pronunciation: [balpaɾaˈiso]) is a town in the north central Mexican state of Zacatecas.


It is located at 22°46′0″N 103°34′0″W / 22.76667°N 103.56667°W / 22.76667; -103.56667 on the interior plateau, 70 mi/113 km E of Zacatecas City, at an elevation of 6200 ft/1890m.


Valparaíso was first a village and then hacienda along with the San Mateo and a few others formed the extensive county of Valparaíso, property of the counts of the same title one of them Don Fernando de la Campa y Cos, was a very rich man also involved in philanthropy building infrastructure for the Catholic Church. Later in 1824, Valparaiso becomes a municipality. In March 13, 1845 Valparaíso was declared a villa and in 1918 it became an independent municipality in accord with the Mexican constitution.


Valparaíso is an agricultural center for corn, wheat, chickpeas, alfalfa, chiles and beef, pork, sheep, and goat.


Twin towns[edit]


  1. ^ i.e.: "City of Valparaíso"
  2. ^ "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 

External links[edit]

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