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Zacatecas

state of Mexico

Zacatecas is a state in central Mexico. About 1,360,000 people live there. The capital is also called Zacatecas.

State of Zacatecas
Flag of State of Zacatecas
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Zacatecas
Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 23°17′34″N 102°42′02″W / 23.29278°N 102.70056°W / 23.29278; -102.70056Coordinates: 23°17′34″N 102°42′02″W / 23.29278°N 102.70056°W / 23.29278; -102.70056
Country Mexico
CapitalZacatecas
Municipalities58
Largest CityZacatecas
Government
 • GovernorMiguel Alonso Reyes
(PRI)
 • Federal DeputiesPRD: 4
PAN: 1
 • Federal SenatorsPRD: 2
PAN: 1
Area
 • Total73,252 km2 (28,283 sq mi)
Elevation
2,300 m (7,700 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total1,367,692 (Ranked 25th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
HDI (2004)0.7563 - medium
Ranked 26th
ISO 3166-2MX-ZAC
Postal abbr.Zac.