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City & Municipality
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Nickname(s): Ciudad de cantera, corazón de plata
Civilizadora del Norte
Location in Mexico
Country Mexico
State Zacatecas
Founded 1548
Municipal Status 1825
 • Municipality 356.14 km2 (137.51 sq mi)
Elevation (of seat) 2,440 m (8,010 ft)
Population (2005) Municipality
 • Municipality 138,152
 • Seat 122,889
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code (of seat) 98000
Area code(s) 492
Website (in Spanish) /Official site
Official name: Historic Centre of Zacatecas
Type: Cultural
Criteria: II, IV
Designated: 1993 (17th session)
Reference #: 676
State Party: Mexico
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Zacatecas (Spanish pronunciation: [sakaˈtekas]) is a city and municipality in Mexico. It is the capital and largest city of the state of Zacatecas. The name means "people of the grasslands."

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