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Pachuca
Pachuca de Soto  (Spanish)
Pachuca Monument Clock Tower
Pachuca Monument Clock Tower
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Seal
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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La Bella Airosa (The Windy Beauty)

Location of Pachuca (municipality) within Hidalgo
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State  Hidalgo
Municipality Glifo de Pachuca.png Pachuca
Elevation 2,432 m (7,979 ft)
Population (2015) Municipality
 • Total 277,375
 • Seat 256,584
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Website www.pachuca.gob.mx
Reloj Monumental, Pachuca, Hidalgo, México, 2013-10-10, DD 06
Independence Square, center of the city

Pachuca (officially "Pachuca de Soto") is the capital city of the state of Hidalgo, in Mexico. It is also the capital of the municipality named Pachuca.

Pachuca's nickname is "The Windy Beauty" or "Bride of the Wind", because in the city there are seasons where the winds are very strong. Even local legend is depicted on a monument (the monument of the victory of the wind).

The city has a soccer club "Pachuca". It has a traditional dish called "paste" which consists of a small pie filled with a mixture of chopped potatoes, ground beef and spicy. It has a clock tower dedicated to the Mexican War of Independence.

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