Durango State is located on the north end of the inner zone of
Mexico. Its territory is between the 22º 24' and 26º 50' north latitude and 102º 25'
and 107º 08' 50'' west longitude of the Greenwich meridian.
In Durango State the largest
distance from north to south is of 250 Km. and from west to east is 480 km. and a
population of approximately 1'448,661 inhabitants.
The Tropic of Cancer go
through near the Villa del Mezquital, leaving behind to the south portion of the Sierra
Madre and the meridian 105º, that is the hour limit. To 40 kilometers at west of the
capital and longitudinally by the Llano de Guatimape.
Durango State bounded on
the north by the State of Chihuahua; on the northeast by the State of Coahuila, on the southeast by the State of
Zacatecas, on the south
by the State of Nayarit
and the Sate of Jalisco;
and on the west with the State of Sinaloa.
The total area of Durango
State is of 119,648 km2 (46,196 mile2), for it size it has the
place on Mexico.
The word Durango has a
Basque origin, it means "Fertile lowland bathed by rivers surrounded by elevations or
Mexican Republic map in Tour By Mexico ®