Place:Coahuila, Mexico

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NameCoahuila
Alt namesCoahuila de Zaragozasource: Wikipedia
TypeState
Coordinates27.333°N 102°W
Located inMexico
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Abasolo
Acebuches
Acuña
Agujita
Allende
Arteaga
Baján
Boquilla del Refugio
Boquillas del Carmen
Candela
Castanños
Castaños
Centinela
Charcos de Figueroa
Charcos de Risa
Ciudad Frontera
Ciudad Melchor Múzquiz
Cloete
Concordia
Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza
Cuatro Ciénegas
Dolores
Don Martín
El Carricito
El Cedrito
El Guaje
El Mimbre
El Moral
El Remolino
El Álamo
Escobedo
Finisterre
Francisco I. Madero
Fuente
General Cepeda
Guadalupe Victoria
Guadalupe
Guerrero
Hermanas
Hidalgo
Hipólito
Huisachal
Jaboncillos
Jiménez
Juan Eugenio
Juárez
La Azufrosa
La Babia
La Cruz
La Esmeralda
La Jarita
La Joya
La Leona
La Mancha
La Maroma
La Sauceda
La Ventura
Laguna del Rey
Lamadrid
Las Cuevas
Las Iglesias
Los Alamos
Lázaro Cárdenas
Matamoros de la Laguna
Minas de Barroterán
Monclova ( 1500 - )
Morelos
Móvano
Nadadores
Nava
Nueva Rosita
Nuevo Poblado el Oro
Ocampo
Palau
Palestina
Palmira
Palo Blanco
Paredón
Parras
Piedra Blanca
Piedras Negras ( 1849 - )
Primero de Mayo
Progreso
Providencia
Puente Negro
Purísima
Ramos Arizpe
Ramírez
Reata
Rodríguez
Río Bravo
Sabanilla
Sabinas
Sacramento
Salinas del Rey
Saltillo ( 1575 - )
San Alberto
San Antonio de las Alazanas
San Buenaventura
San Carlos
San Fernando
San Francisco de Arriba
San José de Aura
San José
San Juan Bautista
San Juan de Sabinas
San Juan
San Lorenzo
San Martín de las Vacas
San Miguel
San Pedro de las Colonias
Santa Elena
Santa María
Santa Mónica
Santa Rita
Santo Domingo
Sierra Mojada
Talia
Tizoc
Torreón ( 1893 - )
Trincheras
Valladares
Viesca
Villa Frontera
Villa Unión
Zaragoza
Municipality
Múzquiz
Unknown
Agua Nueva
Aguita
Alamito
Alamos
Amargos
Anhelo
Barroteran
Boquilla de Perlas
Boquillas del Carmelo
Buñuelos
Carneros
Congregación Rodríguez
Cuautla
Ejido la Ventana
El Astillero
El Cedral
El Clavel
El Coyote
El Derramadero
El Hondo
El Lequeitio
El Manatial
El Menor
El Mezquite
El Nacimiento
El Oro
El Pilar
El Recreo
El Rosario
El Tunal
Encarnación de Guzmán
Espinazo
Estación General Francisco Coss
Estación Hipolito
Estación Paredon
Estación Ramos
Florencia
Fraile
Frontera
General Francisco Coss
Gilita
Guadalupe Victoria (Saltillo)
Gómez Farías
Hacienda de Guadalupe
Hacienda de María
Hedionda Grande
Huachichil
Jamé
La Aurora
La Concha
La Flor de Jimulco
La Mula
La Muralla
La Paz
La Rosa
La Rosita
La Tortuga
La Ventana
Lampacitos
Las Compuertas
Las Esperanzas
Las Norias
Lequeito
Los Charcos
Los Lirios
Los Rosales
Luchana
Matamoros
Mayran
Melchor Múzquiz
Menchaca
Nuevo León
Nuevo Sabanilla
Obayos
Potrero Abrego
Potrero San Pedro
Presa San Pedro
Presa de Guadalupe
Puente de Guadalupe
Río Escondido
San Antonio del Coyote
San Blas
San Esteban de la Nueva Tlaxcala
San Felipe (Juarez)
San Felipe (Sabinas)
San Francisco del Ejido
San Francisco
San José del Aguaje
San José del Aura
San Juan de la Vaquería
San Juan del Retiro
San Marcos
San Pedro
San Rafael
San Sebastián
San Vicente
Santa Eulalia
Santa Fé del Pino
Santa Gertrudis
Santa Lucía
Santa Teresa
Sardinas
Sierra Hermosa
Unión del Barreal
Victoria
Villa de Fuente
Villa las Esperanzas
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Coahuila, formally Coahuila de Zaragoza, officially Free and Sovereign State of Coahuila de Zaragoza, is one of the 31 states which, along with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. The state is located in Northeastern Mexico on the US border.

Coahuila borders the Mexican states of Nuevo León to the east, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí to the south, and Durango and Chihuahua to the west. To the north, Coahuila accounts for a stretch of the Mexico-United States border, adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas along the course of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte). With an area of , it is the nation's third-largest state. It comprises 38 municipalities (municipios). In 2010, Coahuila's population is 2,748,391 inhabitants.

The capital of Coahuila and the largest city is Saltillo; the second largest city is Torreón. Coahuila also includes the cities of Monclova (a former state capital), Piedras Negras, and Ciudad Acuña.

History

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The Spanish explored the north of Mexico some decades after their victory in the capital of the Aztecs. Such exploration was delayed because the northern climate was harsher and there was no gold. The first Spanish settlement in the region now called Coahuila was at Minas de la Trinidad in 1577. Saltillo was settled in 1586 to form part of the province of New Spain, Nueva Vizcaya of the vice-royalty. Later it became one of the first provinces of Nueva Extremadura to be explored by Europeans.

"Coahuila and Texas" was one of the constituent states of the newly independent United Mexican States under its 1824 Constitution, and included Texas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León. Later in the same year Nuevo León was detached, but Texas remained a part of the state until 1835, when it seceded to form the Republic of Texas. Monclova was the capital of the state from 1833 to 1835.

In 1840 Coahuila briefly became a member of the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande.

On February 19, 1856, Santiago Vidaurri annexed Coahuila to his state, Nuevo León, but it regained its separate status in 1868.

During the Mexican Revolution, Francisco Villa attacked the city of Torreón.

On April 4, 2004, the border city of Piedras Negras was flooded. More than 30 people died and more than 4000 lost their homes. In 2007 Coahuila became the first state in Mexico to offer civil unions (Pacto Civil de Solidaridad) to same-sex couples.

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