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Durango Travel Guide, Mexico

The city of Durango is full of almost everything which tourists might look for in their destination city. The city of Durango has rich historical past, awesome cultural background, many industries to help the economy, and friendly people to help you out.

 The meaning of the name Durango is beyond water or has another meaning which indicates it to be fertile land in the middle of some elevation. The city of Durango is also the capital city for the state of Durango. Whether you come to the city of Durango for a business tour or just for fun, you will surely find yourself enjoying various tourist hot spots of the city due to the charm which they possess.

The city of Durango is surrounded by Chihuahua from the northern side, Zacatecas from the south eastern side, Coahuila from the north eastern side, Sinaloa from the western side, and Nayarit from the south western side. The major chunk of the city is mountainous and these mountains contain huge percentage of minerals. It was the presence of silver on these mountain ranges that actually attracted the Spanish rulers towards the city during historical years. Another huge section of the city is forest land. The presence of mountains and forest land in and around the city gives it a beautiful look thus helping the tourism industry. Some of the important crops that are regularly cultivated in the city of Durango are wheat, beans, corn, cotton, marijuana, alfalfa, and many other vegetables.

Economy of Durango depends largely on agriculture. Along with agriculture some other methods to earn money have also been employed by the locals of the city. Two of the major methods which are in use by these locals are ranching and lumbering. Other then these, tourism industry also plays an important part in shaping the economy for the city of Durango.

The locals of the city of Durango are referred to as Duranguense. Rest of the Mexico mostly refers the locals of Durango as Alacrán de Durango which actually means scorpion from the city of Durango. This is said as the city of Durango is famous for its scorpions.

The city of Durango is also famous for its movies and cultural dance festivals. You must attend these festivals whenever you visit the city of Durango.

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