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 (zä′kə-tĕ′kəs, sä′-)
A city of central Mexico north of Aguascalientes. Founded in 1546 as a mining community, it is noted for its well-preserved colonial architecture.
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(Spanish θakaˈtekas)
1. (Placename) a state of N central Mexico, on the central plateau: rich mineral resources. Capital: Zacatecas. Pop: 1 351 207 (2000). Area: 75 040 sq km (28 973 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in N central Mexico, capital of Zacatecas state: silver mines. Pop: 241 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌzɑ kəˈteɪ kəs, ˌsɑ-)

1. a state in N central Mexico. 1,336,496; 28,125 sq. mi. (72,845 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 100,051.
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One of those candidates, Raul de Luna Tovar, was elected mayor of the community of General Enrique Estrada in Zacatecas state, defeating a rival representing a coalition of two established parties.
Mexican city, Ramadan 03, 1434, July 12, 2013, SPA -- Authorities said Mexican soldiers killed 13 gunmen in a clash in the northern state of Zacatecas.
the state of Zacatecas to (Mexico National Scale) and to Ba3
The Beechcraft King Air 300 hit the ground 10 minutes after taking off in the state of Zacatecas at around noon, and the cause of the crash is under investigation, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said in a statement.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- At least six people were killed when a light aircraft belonging to the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) crashed in North-central Zacatecas state, state Attorney General Arturo Nahle said.
Ruiz International Airport in Zacatecas (ZCL), pending government approval.
SEVEN people, including two women, have been killed in a shoot-out with marines in Mexico's northern state of Zacatecas, a Zetas cartel stronghold.
International traffic increased most significantly in Monterrey (+4.3%) and Zacatecas (+56.6%).