Valle de Zaragoza

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Valle de Zaragoza
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Valle de Zaragoza is located within Valle de Zaragoza Municipality
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Valle de Zaragoza
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°27′26″N105°48′39″W / 27.45722°N 105.81083°W / 27.45722; -105.81083 Coordinates: 27°27′26″N105°48′39″W / 27.45722°N 105.81083°W / 27.45722; -105.81083
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Valle de Zaragoza
Founded 10 December 1780
Elevation 1,340 m (4,400 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 2,223

Valle de Zaragoza is a settlement in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Valle de Zaragoza. Ranchera singer Francisco Avitia was born in Valle de Zaragoza.

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

Francisco Avitia Tapia, commonly known as "El Charro Avitia", was a Mexican singer and actor. His best known songs are "Maquina 501" and "Caballo alazán lucero".

As of 2010, the town of Valle de Zaragoza had a population of 2,223, [1] up from 1,871 as of 2005. [2]

History

Valle de Zaragoza was founded on 10 December 1780, as Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Conchos; it later became known as Pilar de Conchos. Its current name, given to it on 28 April 1864, honours General Ignacio Zaragoza and his defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862.

Ignacio Zaragoza Mexican general

Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín was a Mexican general and politician. He led the Mexican army that defeated invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

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The Battle of Puebla took place on 5 May 1862, near Puebla City during the Second French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French soldiers. The French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla against a much better equipped and larger French army provided a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army's advance towards Mexico City.

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References

  1. "Valle de Zaragoza". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Valle de Zaragoza". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal . Retrieved October 13, 2008.