Hidalgo del Parral

Hidalgo del Parral

thäl`gō dĕl päräl`) or

Parral,

city (1990 pop. 88,197), Chihuahua state, N Mexico, on the Parral River. The city, a rail and highway junction, is one of Mexico's large mining centers, especially for silver, which has been mined in the region since the 16th cent. From 1640 to 1731, the city was the capital of the colonial province of Nueva Vizcaya. One of the first cities to take up arms during Francisco MaderoMadero, Francisco Indalecio
, 1873–1913, Mexican statesman and president (1911–13). A champion of democracy and social reform, he established various humanitarian institutions for the peons on his family's vast estates in Coahuila.
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's revolution of 1917, it was later (1923) the site of the assassination of Francisco (Pancho) VillaVilla, Francisco
, c.1877–1923, Mexican revolutionary, nicknamed Pancho Villa.
His real name was Doroteo Arango.

When Villa came of age, he declared his freedom from the peonage of his parents and became notorious as a bandit in Chihuahua and Durango.
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Located in the Chihuahua Industrial Complex, the center serves more than 125 PPG Comex stores located in the cities of Bocoyna, Camargo, Chihuahua, Cuauhtemoc, Delicias, Guerrero, Hidalgo del Parral, Jimenez, Juarez, Madera, Meoqui, Ojinaga and Santa Isabel.
Levon is a gold and precious metals exploration company, exploring the company's 100 percent-owned flagship Cordero bulk tonnage silver, gold, zinc, and lead project near Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.