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Zacatecas, state, Mexico
Zacatecas, city, Mexico
a state in Mexico, in the central part of the Meseta Central. Area, 75,000 sq km. Population, 951,500 (1970). The capital is the city of Zacatecas. The state’s population is engaged in small-scale dry farming, mainly the cultivation of corn and beans, and in gathering the fiber from lechuguilla, a local wild plant. Livestock, which is destined to supply the Mexico City area, is pastured in the state. Complex ores are also mined. The nonferrous metallurgy industry is centered at Fresnillo, Mazapil, and Concepción del Oro. Other industries include the production of textiles and food.
a city in northern Mexico, capital of Zacatecas State. Population, 41,000 (1969). Zacatecas has a railroad station. It is the center of an old mining region, where lead, zinc, and silver are extracted. The city has nonferrous metallurgy and a textile industry, primarily for the processing of local coarse-fibered plants. Woolen items are hand-produced. Zacatecas was founded in 1548.