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  1. a state in central Mexico. 28,125 sq. mi. (72,845 sq. km).
  2. the capital of this state.
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Examples from the Web for zacatecas

Historical Examples of zacatecas

  • Zacatecas has its plaza; all Spanish and Mexican towns have one.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • We had better proceed to Zacatecas, and procure the animals and the guide there.

  • Fresnillo is the most flourishing of the mines of Zacatecas.

    Mexico and its Religion

    Robert A. Wilson

  • By chance he read first the letter about the Zacatecas shares.

    The Lion's Share

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Zacatecas, a brave stronghold of federalism, was assaulted by the central chiefs and her people butchered.

British Dictionary definitions for zacatecas


  1. a state of N central Mexico, on the central plateau: rich mineral resources. Capital: Zacatecas. Pop: 1 351 207 (2000). Area: 75 040 sq km (28 973 sq miles)
  2. a city in N central Mexico, capital of Zacatecas state: silver mines. Pop: 241 000 (2005 est)
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