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 (də-răng′gō, do͞o-räng′-)
A city of north-central Mexico north-northwest of Guadalajara. Founded as a mining town c. 1560, it was an important political and religious center during the early history of northern Mexico.


(djʊˈræŋɡəʊ; Spanish duˈraŋɡo)
1. (Placename) a state in N central Mexico: high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west; irrigated agriculture (esp cotton) and rich mineral resources. Capital: Durango. Pop: 1 448 661 (2000). Area: 119 648 sq km (46 662 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in NW central Mexico, capital of Durango state: mining centre. Pop: 520 000 (2005 est). Official name: Victoria de Durango


(dəˈræŋ goʊ, -ˈrɑŋ-)

1. a state in N Mexico. 1,431,748; 47,691 sq. mi. (123,520 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state, in the S part. 348,036.
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Noun1.Durango - a city in north central MexicoDurango - a city in north central Mexico; mining center
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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The Company owns and operates three underground silver-gold mines in Mexico, the Guanacev mine in Durango state, and the Bolaitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state, is developing the El Compas project to production in Zacatecas state and advancing the Terronera project in Jalisco state to a development decision.
Orex has earned a 55 percent ownership interest in the Sandra Escobar project in Durango State, Mexico by paying Canasil CAD500,000 upon signing and spending more than USD2,000,000 in exploration and development at the Project
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A travel warning for Durango state was typical for other parts of northeast Mexico, including Nuevo Leon and Coahuila.
Civil protection director Alonso Gomez in the Durango state town of Gomez Palacio says the accident happened Saturday as the bus headed back to his town after a tourist outing.
Reportedly arranged by Castillo, the rendezvous took place in a remote part of the northwestern Durango state.
The two men spoke for seven hours over tacos and tequila last October in Durango state, which borders the Guzman cartel's stronghold in Sinaloa state.
The army, federal and state police rounded up 110 municipal officers in the town of Lerdo and another 48 in neighboring Gomez Palacio, including their two chiefs, Durango state attorney general Sonia de la Garza Fragoso said, AFP reported.
The dead included 11 inmates and six guards, Durango state public safety officials said in a statement, according to the (CNN).
According to the Durango state Public Safety Department, the violent chain of events began at around 5 p.
In separate incidents, officials on Saturday confirmed thatf 14 men had been shot dead early Friday morning in a remote mountain village in Durango state, one of Mexico's biggest drug-producing regions.
The jailbreak follows a scandal in July, when authorities discovered that prison officials had allowed convicts out of a prison in northwestern Durango state to carry out revenge attacks before returning to cells for the night.