Place:Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico


Alt namesTorreónsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates25.55°N 103.467°W
Located inCoahuila, Mexico     (1893 - )
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Torreón is a city and seat of Torreón Municipality in the Mexican state of Coahuila. As of 2015, the city's population was 679,288[1]. The metropolitan population as of 2015 was 1,497,734,[1] making it the ninth-biggest metropolitan area in the country and the largest metropolitan area in state of Coahuila, as well as one of Mexico's most important economic and industrial centers. The cities of Torreón, Gómez Palacio, Lerdo, Matamoros, Francisco I. Madero, San Pedro, Bermejillo, and Tlahualilo form the area of La Laguna or the Comarca Lagunera, a basin within the Chihuahuan Desert.

The area was originally a center for ranching. With irrigation the city became an important center for farming and the processing of cotton. In the middle of the 20th century, it became an industrial city. The city has industries in textiles, clothing and metals processing. Some important industries and companies have business here, like Peñoles, Motores John Deere, Grupo Lala, Yura Corporation, as well as stores like Soriana, Cimaco, and Extra. There are also several shopping centers in the city, including Galerias Laguna, Plaza Cuatro Caminos and InterMall.

Torreón is served by Francisco Sarabia International Airport, an airport with flights to several cities in Mexico and the United States.

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