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Ramos Arizpe
—  Municipal seat  —
Factory in Ramos Arizpe
Ramos Arizpe is located in Mexico
Ramos Arizpe
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°33′N 100°58′W / 25.55°N 100.967°W / 25.55; -100.967
Country  Mexico
State Coahuila
Municipality Ramos Arizpe
Population (2005)
 - Total 48,228

Ramos Arizpe (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈramos aˈɾispe]) is a city and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name in the Mexican state of Coahuila. Ramos Arizpe is located 11 km from the state capital of Saltillo. It is part of the Saltillo metropolitan area. The city reported a population of 48,228 in the 2005 census; the municipality had a population of 56,708. Its area is 5,306.6 km² (2,048.9 sq mi).

It is a major industrial center, founded in 1974, featuring many automotive industrial parks. Several major companies have large operations in Ramos Arizpe or vicinity, such the General Motors assembly plant (Home of the Chevy C2, Saturn Vue, Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X and HHR), Chrysler Saltillo Engine Plant (Home of the 5,7Lt V8 HEMI engine) and other suppliers such as Magna, ZF Sachs and Macimex.

Plan de Guadalupe International Airport serving Saltillo and Ramos Arizpe (Iata: SLW) is located there.

Historical landmarks are Don Miguel Ramos Arizpe's house, father of Mexican federalism, Hacienda Santa María built in 1721, where Fr. Miguel Hidalgo conducted his final mass, and Hacienda de Guadalupe, where the Plan de Guadalupe was signed during the Mexican Revolution in 1913.

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Coordinates: 25°33′N 100°58′W / 25.55°N 100.967°W / 25.55; -100.967

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