[duh-rang-goh; for 1, 2 also Spanish doo-rahng-gaw]


a state in N Mexico. 47,691 sq. mi. (123,520 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this state, in the S part.
a city in SW Colorado.

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  • Another line has recently been opened from Torreon to Durango.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • On October thirty-first Blake had advanced from Durango for an attack.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • He was looking into a proposition in Durango, Mexico, and would let her know how it panned out.


    Kathleen Norris

  • Then, again, will Durango return to Valderia now that the submarines are destroyed?

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

  • Valderia is only a pawn in the game as far as Durango is concerned.

    The Dreadnought of the Air

    Percy F. Westerman

British Dictionary definitions for durango



a state in N central Mexico: high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Occidental in the west; irrigated agriculture (esp cotton) and rich mineral resources. Capital: Durango. Pop: 1 448 661 (2000). Area: 119 648 sq km (46 662 sq miles)
a city in NW central Mexico, capital of Durango state: mining centre. Pop: 520 000 (2005 est)Official name: Victoria de Durango
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