Torreón


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Torreón

(tôrāōn`), city (1990 pop. 439,436), Coahuila state, N Mexico, on the Nazas River. It is the metropolis of the 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 the land, extensively irrigated, is some of Mexico's finest. Cotton and wheat are the principal crops, and cattle raising is important. Torreón's industries include rubber manufacturing, iron and steel production, cotton and flour milling, and a brewery. The city is also one of the leading commercial and rail centers of N Mexico. It was founded in 1893.
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Torreón

 

a city in northern Mexico, in Coahuila State. Population, 244,000 (1974). Torreón is the transportation and commercial center of La Laguna, one of the major irrigated regions in Mexico. It has metalworking, nonferrous metallurgy, and chemical industries, the manufacture of textiles, and food-processing and cottonginning.

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torreón

A defensive tower used for protection against enemy attack; a fortification once found in some Spanish Colonial communities.
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