First explored by Europeans in 1562–63, Durango shared the colonial history of Chihuahua
Durango de Victoria, named after the first President of Mexico, Guadalupe Victoria, city, capital of Durango estado (state), north-central Mexico. It lies in the south-central part of the state in a fertile valley of the Sierra Madre Occidental, about 6,200 feet (1,900 metres) above sea level. Although first settled in 1556, Durango was not officially…
The state’s population is clustered around Heroica Nogales, at the Arizona border.
Sonorastate, Mexico ActionsWritten and fact-checked byThe Editors of Encyclopaedia BritannicaLast Updated: Jan 30, 2023 • Article History Table of ContentsThe cathedral at Hermosillo, Sonora, Mex.Sonora, Mexico. Locator map: boundaries, cities. Sonora, estado (state), northwestern Mexico. It is bounded by the United States (Arizona and New Mexico) to the north, by the states of Chihuahua to…
Chihuahua is Mexico’s largest state.
Chihuahua, estado (state), northern Mexico. It is bounded to the north and northeast by the United States (New Mexico and Texas), to the east by the state of Coahuila, to the south by the state of Durango, and to the west by the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. Its capital is the city of Chihuahua.…
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