Coahuila, formally Coahuila de Zaragoza (Spaingie pronunciation: [koaˈwila ðe saɾaˈɣosa]), officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Coahuila de Zaragoza (Scots: Free an Sovereign State o Coahuila de Zaragoza) is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, compose the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. The state is locatit in Northeastren Mexico.

Coahuila

Estado Libre y Soberano
de Coahuila de Zaragoza
Banner o Coahuila
Banner
Official seal of Coahuila
Seal
Anthem: Himno Coahuilense
State o Coahuila athin Mexico
State o Coahuila athin Mexico
Coordinates: 27°18′08″N 102°02′41″W / 27.30222°N 102.04472°W / 27.30222; -102.04472
KintraMexico
CaipitalSaltillo
Lairgest CeetyTorreon
Municipalities38
Admission7 Mey 1824[1]
Order16t[a]
Govrenment
 • GovrenorRuben Moreira Valdez PRI
 • Senators[2]Guillermo Anaya PAN
Ernesto Saro B. PRI
Jesús María Ramón PRI
 • Deputies[3]
Area
 • Total151563 km2 (58,519 sq mi)
 Ranked 3rd
Highest elevation3710 m (12,170 ft)
Population
 (2010)[6]
 • Total2,748,391
 • Rank16t
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Density rank26t
Demonym(s)Coahuilense
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
25 - 27
Aurie code
ISO 3166 codeMX-COA
HDIIncrease 0.850 High Ranked 9t
GDPUS$ 21,556,311.01 mil[b]
WebsiteOfficial Website
^ a. Joined tae the federation unner the name o Coahuila y Texas an aw recognized as Coahuila y Tejas.
^ b. The state's GDP was 275,920,781 million o pesos in 2008,[7] amoont correspondin tae 21,556,311.01 millon of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value o 3 Juin 2010).[8]

Coahuila borders the Mexican states o Nuevo León tae the east, Zacatecas an San Luis Potosí tae the sooth, an Durango an Chihuahua tae the wast. Tae the north, Coahuila accoonts for a 512 kilometre (318 mi) stretch o the U.S. - Mexico border, adjacent tae the Unitit States state o Texas alang the course o the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte). Wi an aurie o 151,563 square kilometre (58,519 sq mi), it is the naition's third-lairgest state. It comprises 38 municipalities (municipios). In 2010, Coahuila's population is 2,655,187 inhabitants.

The caipital o Coahuila is Saltillo, an its lairgest ceety is Torreón. Coahuila an aw includes the ceeties o Monclova (a umwhile state caipital), Piedras Negras, an Ciudad Acuña.

EtymologyEedit

Frae the Nahuatl Kuahuilan an aw Cuahuilan (Place o the Trees). The researcher Vito Alessio Robles gave the feenal translation tae the wird Coahuila.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "La diputación provincial y el federalismo mexicano" (in Spanish).CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Senadores por Coahuila LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Coahuila". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  4. "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  6. "Proyecciones de la población de México 2005-2050". Consejo Nacional de Población. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  7. "Coahuila". 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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