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Durango

(do͞oräng`gō), state (1990 pop. 1,349,378), 47,691 sq mi (123,520 sq km), N central Mexico. The city of DurangoDurango
or Victoria de Durango
, city (1990 pop. 348,036), capital of Durango state, N central Mexico, along the highway linking Mexico City with El Paso, Tex. Minerals are the chief product, but the city is also an agricultural, commercial, and tourist center.
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 is the capital. The western half of the state is dominated by the Sierra Madre Occidental. These mountains contain deposits of many different minerals, and the mines extend north into the state of Chihuahua and south into Zacatecas. Durango is a leading national producer of ferrous metals. The semiarid plains of E Durango afford good ranching, and livestock raising is a major occupation. Lumbering is also economically important in the state. On the border of Coahuila is the fertile Laguna DistrictLaguna District
[Span.,=lake], irrigated area in E Durango and W Coahuila states, N central Mexico. Originally a 900,000-acre (364,200-hectare) tract, consisting of large estates, the land was reapportioned (1936) under President Lázaro Cárdenas and distributed to
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, where vast desert basin lands are irrigated by the Nazas River. Gómez Palacio is the main settlement in this region. Cotton is the chief crop in the Nazas Valley, and wheat, sugarcane, tobacco, corn, and vegetables are also grown. Although known early to the Spanish, Durango was not opened up until 1562, when Francisco de Ibarra undertook its exploration and colonization. The early European settlers of Durango and Chihuahua (which were then called Nueva Viscaya) were strongly resisted by the native population, but the mines and grazing lands continued to attract colonists. Durango became a separate state in 1823, shortly after the Mexican revolution against Spain.

Durango

(do͞oräng`gō) or

Victoria de Durango

(vēktôr`yä thā), city (1990 pop. 348,036), capital of Durango state, N central Mexico, along the highway linking Mexico City with El Paso, Tex. Minerals are the chief product, but the city is also an agricultural, commercial, and tourist center. Founded as a mining town in 1563, Durango served as capital of the region of Nueva Viscaya. In the 19th cent. the city suffered frequent scorpion plagues. Nearby is the Cerro del Mercado (640 ft/195 m high), a hill of solid iron ore. Durango's cathedral is a massive example of early 18th-century architecture.

Durango

(do͝orăng`gō), city (1990 pop. 12,430), seat of La Plata co., SW Colo., on the Animas River; inc. 1881. In a mountainous region at an elevation of c.6,500 ft (1,980 m), it produces computer software and has farming, mining, lumbering, and increasing tourism and recreation, especially skiing, rafting and kayaking, and fishing. Durango is the gateway to Mesa Verde National ParkMesa Verde National Park
, 52,122 acres (21,109 hectares), SW Colorado; est. 1906. Set amid forested canyons and flat mesas, the park includes the most notable and best-preserved cliff dwellings (see cliff dwellers) and relics in the United States.
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 and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the headquarters for the San Juan National Forest. Fort Lewis College is in the city, and Ute reservations are nearby.

Durango

 

a state in Mexico. Area, 119,600 sq km. Population, 919,000 (1970). Capital, the city of Durango. The state is located in the Meseta Central. The Sierra Madre Occidental lies in the west. The Indian communities engage in subsistence farming, (corn, beans). There are logging operations for various conifers in the foothills as well as small sawmills. In Cerro de Mercado, near the city of Durango, there are iron ore deposits, which are an important base for the country’s ferrous metallurgy.


Durango

 

a city in Mexico in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental. Capital of Durango state. Population, 192,900 (1970). An important transport and commercial center, it has food, lumber, and textile industries.

Durango

1. a state in N central Mexico: high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west; irrigated agriculture (esp cotton) and rich mineral resources. Capital: Durango. Pop.: 1 448 661 (2000). Area: 119 648 sq. km (46 662 sq. miles)
2. a city in NW central Mexico, capital of Durango state: mining centre. Pop.: 520 000 (2005 est.)
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Dozens of people are believed to have been killed in three massacres in Torreon, an industrial city in northern Durango state close to Gomez Palacios, where the prison is located.
Silver Standard Resources Inc (TSX:SSO)(NASDAQ:SSRI), a Canada-based company that explores for silver resources in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and US, has announced results of a pre-feasibility study for the underground component of the Breccia Ridge Zone at the Pitarrilla Project in Durango State, Mexico.
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Hecla Mining announced in mid-September that it expects to begin production by the end of 2015 at its San Sebastian project in Durango state, Mexico.
The plant will be built and operated by Spanish company Siliken, with support from the Durango state government.
Barbara Ramirez, Durango state public safety department spokeswoman, said on Saturday that only inmates, not prison guards, were killed and injured in the clash at the prison in the city of Gomez Palacio, about 220kms south of the Texas border.
Great Panther Resources Limited (TSX: GPR), a Canada-based company that explores for mineral resources, has entered into contracts with Louis Dreyfus Commodities Metals Suisse SA (LDC), for the sale of lead and zinc concentrates from the company's wholly owned Topia silver-lead-zinc mine in Durango State, Mexico.
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has commenced a new round of diamond drilling on the Sandra-Escobar Silver Project in northern Durango State, Mexico.
Argonaut Gold has reported positive results from a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its 100% owned, heap-leach San Agustin gold-silver project approximately 100 km north of the city of Durango in Durango state, Mexico.
Authorities conducted DNA tests on 50 bodies found in a mass grave in Durango state in February and discovered that one victim was Alfonso Pena, the former mayor of the community of Tepehuanes, who had just been elected to the Durango state legislature.