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Victoria de Durango
City
City of Durango
Nickname(s): Tierra del Cine (Movie Land)
Location of Durango within the State
Location of Durango within the State
Location in Mexico
Country Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Durango
Founded July 8, 1563
Founded by Francisco de Ibarra
Elevation 1,880 m (6,170 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 518,709
 • Demonym Duranguense/Durangueño
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Website http://www.municipiodurango.gob.mx/

Durango (Tepehuan: Korian), officially Victoria de Durango and also known as Ciudad de Durango, is the capital and largest city of Durango, Mexico. It stands at an altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft).

In 2010, the city had a total population of 518,709, up from 463,830 in 2005. It serves as municipal seat of Durango Municipality which had a population of 582,267 in 2010.

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