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Durango, officially Victoria de Durango and also known as Ciudad de Durango, is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Durango. It stands at an altitude of 1,880 metres (6,168 feet) above sea level. The city was founded on July 8, 1563 by Spanish Basque explorer Francisco de Ibarra. During the Spanish colonial era the city was the capital of the Nueva Vizcaya province of New Spain, which consisted mostly of the present day states of Durango and Chihuahua. As of 2010, the city had a total population of 518,709, up from 463,830 as of 2005. It serves as municipal seat of Durango Municipality which had a population of 582,267 in 2010. The municipality has a relatively large land area of 10,041 square kilometres (3,877 square miles) and includes such outlying communities as El Nayar and Cinco de Mayo.

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Facts and Stats for Durango*

  • Pollution Statistics in Durango

    Know the pollution level of Durango before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Durango: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Durango for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Durango.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.63 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.63 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Living in Durango - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 51.72 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.12 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Durango

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Durango

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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