Valparaíso, Zacatecas

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Valparaíso
Town
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
Valparaíso
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
Government
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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

Personalities[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[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]

Media related to Valparaíso at Wikimedia Commons