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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.


(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)


(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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General Enrique Estrada is almost halfway between Fresnillo and Zacatecas, the state's two largest cities.
Zacatecas state prosecutors' spokesman Jorge Flores says soldiers also seized several automatic rifles and vehicles.
The aircraft burst into flames when it crashed in the town of La Noria, some 10 kilometers from the airport of the state capital, also called Zacatecas, shortly after taking off from the airport's Victor Rosales air terminal, Xinhua reported.
With the addition of flights to Hermosillo and Zacatecas, American and American Eagle will serve a total of 20 destinations in Mexico.
Jorge Flores, a spokesman for the state's prosecutors, said the marines arrived at a safe house just outside the city of Zacatecas when they were attacked by an armed group.
Woodsia phillipsii Windham was previously known from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in USA, and is widely distributed in Mexico, from Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan and Sonora, but has not been documented previously from Zacatecas.
Currently a 10,000 metre drill program is taking place in Zacatecas and Zacualpan which is expected to provide exciting results throughout the year.
The Zacatecas area contains major vein deposits from which silver is still being produced at the San Jose mine, operated by Campania Penoles in the Panfilo Nateras Municipality.
Tuxtepac, which will be expanded by the end of 2006 to reach total capacity of 60 million hectoliters, will become the company's second largest brewery after its 20 million hectoliter Zacatecas plant.
Lerner (Chair), Latin American Colloquium on Males, Sexuality, and Reproduction, Zacatecas, Mexico.
He is also running for mayor of Jerez, in the state of Zacatecas, some 2,000 miles away.
However, the government of the state of Zacatecas went to court and successfully blocked the move.