Place:Parras, Coahuila, Mexico


Alt namesParras de la Fuentesource: Wikipedia
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. The city serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding Parras Municipality, which has an area of 9,271.7 km2 (3,579.8 sq mi).

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. This region is the oldest wine-making in the Americas.


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The former Hacienda del Rosario is the place where Parras de la Fuente was founded in 1598, by Capitán Antón Martín de Zapata. 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 American troops. Also, French forces were defeated there in 1866 during the French intervention in Mexico.

The oldest winery in the Americas is in Parras de la Fuente, and was founded by Lorenzo García in the 16th century. Casa Madero is home to the oldest winery.

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