About Pachuca

The city of Pachuca is the capital of the Mexican State of Hidalgo and is located in the municipality of Pachuca de Soto. Additionally, it is one of Hidalgo's cities closest to the country's capital, enjoying a strategic geographic location.

Real de Minas de Pachuca was born in 1528 with the victory of the Spaniards over Mexica lord Ixcoatl. Despite the great economic prosperity generated by the gold and silver mines of Pachuca, the city never flourished with the bonanza characteristic of other viceroyalties like the World Heritage City of Guanajuato. This was due to only one factor, its closeness to Mexico City, the empire's capital, because the wealthy Pachuca miners preferred living in the capital instead of Pachuca.

The War of Independence destined the abandonment of Real de Minas de Pachuca and it wasn't until 1869 when Mexico's President Benito Juarez, because of the lobbying by Hidalgo politician Francisco de Soto, founded Hidalgo State and designated Pachuca de Soto as its capital.

The Bella Airosa, as it is known, gained such recognition because during three fourths of the year it has strong winds from the northeast. Its climate is moderately cold with an average yearly temperature of 75.2º F and rainfall during the summer, during July and August.

The locality still practices mining and is currently the provider of 60% of the gold and 50% of the silver obtained in the State. In the city's southeast there are numerous industries as automotive assembly, soft drink, machinery and metal hardware producers.

The city is extensively communicated with Mexico City and surrounding municipalities through numerous highways and railways. In the communications sector also, it currently has 4 radio stations and a television channel broadcasting throughout the State. Two telegraph offices, 90 postal offices and a telephone network service the population.
 

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