Sacramento, Coahuila


Sacramento, Coahuila

Sacramento is a town in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. The city serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

Sacramento is located at coord|27|00|13|N|101|43|29|W| in the state's central region "(Región Centro)", some 250 km north of state capital Saltillo, and some 50 km north-west of former state capital Monclova, on Federal Highway 30.The municipality, covering 168.90 km², had 2,011 inhabitants in 2000.

It was founded in 1842 as Villa Nueva. It is believed to changed its name to Sacramento ("sacrament") to honour a visit by Fr. Miguel Hidalgo during which he officiated a mass.

External links

* [http://www.coahuila.gob.mx/gobierno/conoce/acercade/municipios/sacramento.htm Sacramento municipal webpage] (in Spanish)


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