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About Loreto



Loreto is a town in Loreto Municipality, Zacatecas. The town is the seventh-largest community in the state, with a 2005 census population of 22,085 inhabitants, while the municipality of which it serves as municipal seat had a population of 43,411. The municipality has an area of 427 km² (164.87 sq mi).

People celebrate Nuestra Señora de Loreto (a catholic virgin) from 1 to 10 of each December, It is an agricultural region where people grow primarily lettuce, corn, chili and beans. This town was founded in 1931 with the name Bimabaletes, and in 1956 its official name changed to Loreto.

A Bodega Aurera store wanted to open in Loreto, but the people refused for it to move in, as they were afraid that the many local stores owned by families in Loreto would lose their business. Now the Bodega Aurera opened up in Ojo Caliente. People still have to go to different stores to get their grocery shopping done.

In recent times (2011), it has become a hideout place for drug cartel, los Zetas

Zacatecas is a city and municipality in Mexico, and the capital of the state of Zacatecas. It is located in the north central part of the country. The city had its start as a Spanish mining camp in the mid-16th century. Prior to this, the area's rich deposits in silver and other minerals were known. Due to the wealth that the mines provided, Zacatecas quickly became one of the most important cities in New Spain, with much of it silver enriching the Spanish crown. The area saw battles during the turbulent 19th century, but the next major event was the Battle of Zacatecas during the Mexican Revolution when Francisco Villa took the town. This event is still celebrated annually. Today, the city center is a World Heritage Site, due to the Baroque and other structures built during its mining heyday and mining still remains an important industry. The name Zacatecas is derived from the Zacateco people and has its roots in Nahuatl. The name literally means "people of
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