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Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla

Izúcar de Matamoros is a city and its surrounding municipality of the same name located in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Puebla. The city serves as the municipal seat of the municipality. At the census of 2005 the city had a population of 41,042 inhabitants, while the municipality had a population of 69,413. The municipality has an area of 514.11 km² (198.5 sq mi), and stands at 1100 m above sea level. Its largest other communities are the towns of La Galarza and San Juan Raboso. It has many sights like the portales, and Santo Domingo, the biggest church in the city.

History

Izúcar de Matamoros was the site of the Mexican American War Skirmish at Matamoros on November 23, 1847. [1]

Agriculture

The agriculture of the surrounding countryside is devoted to growing sugar cane which is processed at a plant in Atencingo.

References

  • Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • Puebla Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

External links

  • Gobierno Municipal de Izúcar de Matamoros Official website
  • www.IzucardeMatamoros.info Pictures, videos, news and chat of Izucar de Matamoros

Coordinates: 18°36′N 98°28′W / 18.600°N 98.467°W / 18.600; -98.467

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