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. Wikipedia
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