Gómez Palacio

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, city (1990 pop. 439,436), Coahuila state, N Mexico, on the Nazas River. It is the metropolis of the Laguna District, where the land, extensively irrigated, is some of Mexico's finest. Cotton and wheat are the principal crops, and cattle raising is important.
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Gómez Palacio


a city in Mexico in the state of Durango, in the northern part of the Mexican uplands. Population, 136,000 (1970). It has a railroad station and plants that process the raw materials of agriculture from the irrigation farming of the La Laguna region. Butter and fat, flour, chemical, and textile industries are also located there.

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