Place:Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States

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NameDurango
Alt namesKinłánísource: Wikipedia
TypeCity
Coordinates37.279°N 107.871°W
Located inLa Plata, Colorado, United States
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The City of Durango is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau reported a population of 16,887 in the 2010 census.

History

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The town was organized in September 1881 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) to serve the San Juan mining district. The D&RG chose a site south of Animas City for its depot after Animas City refused to pay a dowry to the D&RG. The city is named after Durango, Mexico, which was named after Durango, Spain. The word Durango originates from the Basque word "Urango" meaning "water town".

Area archaeological sites on the State and National historical registers include:

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