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Gómez Palacio
—  Municipal seat and city  —
Gómez Palacio is located in Mexico
Gómez Palacio
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°27′N 103°50′W / 25.45°N 103.833°W / 25.45; -103.833
Country  Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Gómez Palacio
Population (2005)
 - Total 239,842

Gómez Palacio is a city and its surrounding municipality in northeastern Durango, Mexico, located at 25°33′40″N 103°29′54"W adjacent to the border with the state of Coahuila. The city is named in honor of former Durango governor Francisco Gómez Palacio y Bravo.

In the 2005 census the population of the city of Gómez Palacio was 239,842 people, making it the state's second-largest community. The municipality's population was 304,515. The municipality's area is 990.2 km² (382.3 sq mi). The municipality and city are part of a large metropolitan area which includes the municipalities of Torreón and Matamoros in Coahuila, as well as Lerdo in Durango. The metropolitan area had an official population of 1,110,890 persons in 2005.

Trivia

  • The original Houston, Texas stadium that was home for the Houston Colt .45s was dismantled in the 1970s and moved to Gómez Palacio, where it became home to a Mexican League baseball team.

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Coordinates: 25°33′40″N 103°29′54″W / 25.56111°N 103.49833°W / 25.56111; -103.49833

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