Arteaga

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Arteaga is a city in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

This peaceful and smiling “Magical Town” full of orchards is located on the outskirts of Saltillo. The town’s beautiful parish and old homes are just the introduction to the great wonder: the Sierra de Arteaga, one of the most northern and majestic sections of Sierra Madre Oriental.

Geo & Climate

Arteaga is located at a height of 1,660 meters (5,450 ft) above sea level. It stands some 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) east of state capital Saltillo, on Federal Highways 57 and 54.

The municipality covers a total surface area of 1,818.60 square kilometers (702.17 sq mi) and, in 1995, reported a total population of 18,907.

Artega residents often boast that they have a year-round median temperature of 72F, and say theirs is the “most perfect” climate in North America.

Origin of the Name

The area was first named it San Isidro de las Palomas.

On 29 December 1866 it was renamed in honour of General José María Arteaga Magallanes, a 19th-century national hero and governor of the state of Querétaro de Arteaga.

It includes the congregation of Landeros, which was named after an American soldier of Irish descent, who after the army’s march through the area in the 1840s, settled there.

History & Timeline

The area was first inhabited by settlers from Tlaxcala in 1580, who named it San Isidro de las Palomas.

On 29 December 1866 it was renamed in honour of General José María Arteaga Magallanes, a 19th-century national hero and governor of the state of Querétaro de Arteaga.

Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers

You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.

Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.

You can also request information to the email correspondencia@sectur.gob.mx

MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

General Information: 040 (not free)

National Emergency Service: 911

Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089

Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074

Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700


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