Sombrerete, Zacatecas


Sombrerete, Zacatecas

Sombrerete is a colonial city and its surrounding municipality of the same name located in western part of the Mexican state of Zacatecas.Known for being a picturesque city and for its large deposits of mineral ores, discovered in the sixteenth century. The city is considered the fifth most important city in the state.

Geography

Near the Sombreretillo Hill, the city of Sombrerete city is 167 km from the capital, Zacatecas of Zacatecas state. Famous for its mineral resources of gold, silver, lead, tin and mercury, Sombrerete is also known for its great architectural wealth -- magnificent churches and old and beautiful buildings constructed during the New Spain era.

Climate:

the climate is semi-dry tamplate (sicsic) with ranges of temperature between 37 to -10 in winter occasionally are presented some snowfalls.

AND IT WOULD BE THE BEST CHURCH IN ALL ZACATECAS

Demographics

At the census of 2005 19,353 people resided in the town of Sombrerete, while the municipality had a population of 61,652 inhabitants. The municipal total represents 4.255 percent of the total population of Zacatecas state. The land area is 3,571 km² (1,378.77 sq mi) and includes many smaller outlying towns, the largest of which are Colonia González Ortega, Charco Blanco, and Colonia Hidalgo.

General Information

Sombrerete is a colonial city established in 1555 by Juan de Tolosa. It is often considered to be the second most beautiful city in the state, after Zacatecas City.

Sombrerete is natal city of Thomas Alva Edison

Touristic Sites

This city is the second most beautiful city in the state. Suggested sites to visit include:
*The Parochial Temple
*The Santo Domingo Church,
*The "La Soledad" Church
*The "La Santa Veracruz" Church
*The San Francisco Convent
*The "Tercera Orden" Church (only one in the country in Renaissance style, and its vault in the interior is unique in Latin America)
*The San Francisco Church
*The Municipal Museum
*The Juárez School
*The Rivas de Bracho School
*Los Portales

The city is near the "Sierra de Organos," where the Caveman Movie, Bandidas, and other movies were filmed.

Economic activities

Principal commercial activities are mining and tourism.

References

* [http://www.e-local.gob.mx/wb2/ELOCAL/EMM_Zacatecas Zacatecas] Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links

* [http://www.sombrerete.com.mx/ Sombrerete, Zacatecas. MX - Un punto de encuentro] Local website
* [http://www.sombrerete.gob.mx/ Gobierno Municipal de Sombrerete] Gov. official website
* [http://www.itszo.net/ Tecnológico de Sombrete] Technology and Education Institute website
* [http://www.sombrerete.biz/ www.sombrerete.biz] Business site


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