Place:Parras, Coahuila, Mexico

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NameParras
Alt namesParras de la Fuentesource: Wikipedia
TypeCity
Coordinates25.417°N 102.183°W
Located inCoahuila, Mexico
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Parras de la Fuente is a city located in the southern part of the Mexican state of Coahuila. At the census of 2010, the population was 45,423. There are a large number of factories that produce denim, including a Dickies factory, and Parras is also a wine-making place. The city serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name, which has an area of 9,271.7 km2 (3,579.8 sq mi). This region is the oldest wine-making in the Americas.

Parras fue fundado oficialmente el 18 de febrero de 1598 por el capitán Antón Martín de Zapata, quien era Justicia Mayor de Las Parras y Lagunas, paraje que también había fundado 20 años antes. La primera estancia española del lugar fue establecida por el capitán Francisco de Urdiñola, en la que posteriormente se construiría la hacienda El Rosario, propiedad del marquesado de San Miguel de Aguayo.

The former Hacienda del Rosario is the place were Parras de la Fuente was founded in 1598. There, the revolutionary and President of Mexico Francisco I. Madero was born in 1873.

In 1846, during the Mexican-American War, Parras was held by U.S. troops. Also, French forces were defeated there in 1866 during the French intervention in Mexico.

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