Lampazos_de_Naranjo,_Nuevo_León

Lampazos de Naranjo, Nuevo León

Lampazos de Naranjo is a city and municipality located in Nuevo León, Mexico. Lampazos was named in honor of the plant plant that grows in this area Xanthosoma Robustum the Naranjo part was named in honor to general Francisco Naranjo. In 2000, according to the INEGI Census, the municipality had 5,305 habitants.

Geography

Lampazos de Naranjo is located in the northwestern region of Nuevo León in the coordinates 27º01´N latitude and 100º31´W longitude. Lampazos has an elevation of 335m above sea level. The municipality covers a 4,020 km² area. The Lampazos mountain range crosses the municipality from north to south. The Carrizal hills and the Mesa de Catujanes are located within Lampazos. Its main river sontains large amounts of salt.

History

Lampazos was founded November 12, 1698 by Fray Diego de Salazar under the name of “San Antonio de la Nueva Tlaxcala y misión de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de la Punta de Lampazos” until 1877, its name was changad to Villa de Lampazos. Today, it is known as “Lampazos de Naranjo” in honor to a hero of the French intervention and the Reformation, general Francisco Naranjo. In 1935, Its territorial extension was reduced because the municipality of Anáhuac was created. In December 28, 1977 Lampazos grew and was classified as a city. Due to the great amount of historical people, the municipality is known as “the land of illustrious men”. Among them: General Francisco Naranjo de Heron (1839-1908), General Santiago Vidaurri Valdes, General Juan Zuazua Esparza, Captain Juan Ignacio Ramon, General Pablo González Garza, General Heliodoro T. Perez Trevino, Nemesio Garcia Naranjo, General Antonio I. Villareal, among others.

Economy

The main economic activity in the municipality is tourism and ranching cattle, and goats. The building of the mission of Our Lady of Dolores at the moment lodges the Lampazos Museum. In June 24 there is a celebration in the city called San Juan Bautista and in May 29, there is a fair known as La Feria del Cabrito (Goat Fair). Lampazos also has an aquifer called Ojo de Agua (Eye of Water) that filters the water that seeps from the surrounding mountains and hills. The Ojo de Agua is surrounded by gigantic Sabine trees and there are grill pits so the tourists can enjoy the landscape while cooking out.

References

State of Nuevo Leon; Lampazos de Naranjo
Lampazos de Naranjo Official Page

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