Parras de la Fuente (pronounced [ˈparaz ðe la ˈfwente] (listen)) is a city located in the southern part of the Mexican state of Coahuila. The city serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding Parras Municipality, which has an area of 9,271.7 km2 (3,579.8 sq mi).

At the census of 2010, the population was 45,423. There are a large number of factories that produce denim, including a Dickies factory, and Parras is also a wine-making place. This region is the oldest wine-making in the Americas.

Parras de la Fuente
Municipal seat
Parras de la Fuente is located in Mexico
Parras de la Fuente
Parras de la Fuente
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°26′25″N 102°10′45″W / 25.44028°N 102.17917°WCoordinates: 25°26′25″N 102°10′45″W / 25.44028°N 102.17917°W
Country Mexico
StateCoahuila Coahuila
FoundedFebruary 18, 1598
Founded asVilla de Santa María de las Parras
Founded byAntón Martín Zapata
Juan Agustín de Espinosa
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
 • Total45,423
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)


The former Hacienda del Rosario is the place where Parras de la Fuente was founded in 1598, by Capitán Antón Martín de Zapata. There, the revolutionary and President of Mexico Francisco I. Madero was born in 1873.

In 1846, during the Mexican–American War, Parras was held by American troops. Also, French forces were defeated there in 1866 during the French intervention in Mexico.

The oldest winery in the Americas is in Parras de la Fuente, and was founded by Lorenzo García in the 16th century. Casa Madero is home to the oldest winery.[1]


Parras de la Fuente is a Pueblo Mágico, designated in 2004. Parras is called the oasis of the semi-desert of Coahuila state. It has bathing resorts (which were used to generate electric power for industry usage).

The Municipality President's building, a historical attraction, is a replica of the State's Government Palace in Saltillo. The Hostal el Farol is the historic former house of General Raúl Madero. San Ignacio de Loyola church was built in the 17th century. Santo Madero church is located on an extinct volcano plug just north of the town.

Notable residents

Sister city

Academic programs

See also


  1. ^ Jose Vasconcelos "Evaristo Madero: Biografia de un Patricio" (Impresiones Modernas, 1954); Rafael Heliodoro Valle, “The History of Wine in Mexico” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture Vol. 9, No. 3, (1958); Pablo Lacoste "La vid y el vino en América del Sur: El desplazamiento de los polos vitivinícolas (Siglos XVI Al XX)." Revista Universum Vol. 2, no. No. 19 (2004): 62-93.
  2. ^ "Muere el exgobernador Francisco José Madero". El Siglo de Torreón. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-12.
Alexandros Parras

Alexandros Parras (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παρράς; born 12 May 1998) is a Greek professional footballer, currently playing for Panetolikos as a defender.

Diego Marrero Parras

Diego Marrero Parras (born 15 November 1995) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Murcia on loan from UD Las Palmas as a right back.

Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel (born November 27, 1969) is an American actress. Her most prominent roles include Det. Nancy Parras on The District, Solicitor General Heather Dunbar on House of Cards, and President Elizabeth Keane on Homeland. Film roles include Burn After Reading, Synecdoche, New York, True Grit, Lincoln (alongside husband Bill Camp), and The Meyerowitz Stories.

Emilio Madero

General Emilio Madero González (8 August 1880 – 16 January 1962) was a Mexican soldier who participated in the Mexican Revolution, and the brother of Francisco I. Madero.

Ernesto Madero

Ernesto Madero Farías (12 October 1872 – 2 February 1958) was a Mexican banker who served as Secretary of Finance in the cabinet of his brother, President Francisco I. Madero.

Francisco I. Madero

Francisco Ignacio Madero González (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko igˈnasjo maˈðeɾo ɣonˈsales]; 30 October 1873 – 22 February 1913) was a Mexican revolutionary, writer and statesman who served as the 33rd president of Mexico from 1911 until shortly before his assassination in 1913. He was an advocate for social justice and democracy. Madero was notable for challenging Mexican President Porfirio Díaz for the presidency in 1910 and being instrumental in sparking the Mexican Revolution.

Born into an extremely wealthy landowning family in northern Mexico, Madero was an unusual politician, who until he ran for president in the 1910 elections, had never held office. In his 1908 book entitled The Presidential Succession in 1910, Madero called on voters to prevent the sixth reelection of Porfirio Díaz, which Madero considered anti-democratic. His vision would lay the foundation for a democratic, 20th-century Mexico, but without polarizing the social classes. To that effect, he bankrolled the Anti-Reelectionist Party (later the Progressive Constitutional Party) and urged Mexicans to rise up against Díaz, which ignited the Mexican Revolution in 1910.

Madero's candidacy against Díaz garnered widespread support in Mexico, since he was possessed of independent financial means, ideological determination, and the bravery to oppose Díaz when it was dangerous to do so. Arrested by the dictatorship shortly after being declared presidential candidate by his party, the opposition leader escaped from prison and launched the Plan of San Luis Potosí from the United States, in this manner beginning the Mexican Revolution.

Following the resignation of Díaz from the presidency on 25 May 1911 after the signing of the Treaty of Ciudad Juárez, Madero became the highest political leader of the country. Known as "Maderistas", Madero's followers referred to him as the "caudillo de la Revolución" (leader of the Revolution). He was elected president on 15 October 1911 by almost 90% of the vote. Sworn into office on 6 November 1911, he became one of Mexico's youngest elected presidents, having just turned 38. Despite his considerable popularity amongst the people, Madero's administration soon encountered opposition both from more radical revolutionaries and from remnants of the former regime.

In February 1913, a military coup took place in the Mexican capital led by General Victoriano Huerta, the military commander of the city, and supported by the United States ambassador. Madero was arrested and a short time later assassinated along with his Vice-President, José María Pino Suárez, on 22 February 1913, following the series of events known as the Ten Tragic Days (la Decena Trágica). The death of Madero and Pino Suárez led to a national and international outcry which eventually paved the way for the fall of the Huerta Dictatorship, the triumph of the Mexican Revolution and the establishment of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico under Maderista President Venustiano Carranza.

Francisco I. Madero, Coahuila

Francisco I. Madero is a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. It is located at the southwestern part of the state near the Durango state border, in the economic region known as Laguna at 25°46′31″N 103°16′23″W, at a mean height of 1,100m above sea level. It serves as the municipal seat for the Francisco I. Madero Municipality, Coahuila.

It is named for Revolutionary hero Francisco I. Madero, a native of nearby Parras de la Fuente.

The city is located 200 km from the state capital, Saltillo. It had a 2005 census population of 30,084, while its surrounding municipality had a total population of 51,528.

Gustavo A. Madero

Gustavo Adolfo Madero also known to many as "Ojo Parado" (1875 – 18 February 1913), born in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, Mexico, was a participant in the Mexican Revolution against Porfirio Díaz along with other members of his wealthy family.

Madero's brother, Francisco I. Madero, was president of Mexico from 1911 to 1913. During the coup d'état in Mexico City known as La decena trágica ("the ten tragic days"), Gustavo Madero was killed after being tortured in 1913 by order of Victoriano Huerta and U.S. ambassador Henry Lane Wilson.

A borough in Mexico City is named after Gustavo A. Madero

José María Viesca

José María Viesca y Montes (1787–1856) was a lawyer and Mexican politician aligned with federalist ideology, who served as Governor of Coahuila and Texas (1827–1830). His brother, Agustín Viesca, took over the role of governor in 1835.

Kobe Paras

Kobe Lorenzo Forster Paras (born September 19, 1997) is a Filipino basketball player for the UP Fighting Maroons of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

He played for the Philippine 3x3 basketball team. He committed to play in the United States at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), but withdrew after the university's admissions department determined he did not meet their academic requirements. Instead, he played his freshman year for the Creighton Bluejays in 2016–17 before transferring to Cal State Northridge where he redshirted. He is the son of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend Benjie Paras.

Las Parras de Castellote

Las Parras de Castellote is a municipality located in the province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 86 inhabitants.

List of television stations in Coahuila

The following is a list of all IFT-licensed over-the-air television stations broadcasting in the Mexican state of Coahuila. There are 41 television stations in Coahuila which are affiliated to at least one Televisa, TV Azteca, Multimedios, or Canal Once network.

Parras Municipality

Parras is one of the 38 municipalities of Coahuila, in north-eastern Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Parras de la Fuente. The municipality covers an area of 9,271.7 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 44,715.

Parras characodon

The Parras characodon (Characodon garmani) is a species of goodeid fish once endemic to Coahuila, Mexico. Its natural habitats were destroyed between 1900 and 1953, and no records have been made in the last century; it is considered extinct.

Parras pupfish

The Parras pupfish (Cyprinodon latifasciatus) was a small species of freshwater pupfish in the family Cyprinodontidae. It was endemic to the Laguna de Mayrán basin in southern Coahuila, Mexico.

Redondo Beach Unified School District

Redondo Beach Unified School District is a school district with approximately 10,000 students headquartered in Redondo Beach, California. The school district consists of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one continuation school, and one adult school.

RBUSD serves the city of Redondo Beach. In addition, residents of Hermosa Beach may choose to attend Redondo Union High School of RBUSD or the Mira Costa High School of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. [1]

Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras

Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras, also known as the Álamo de Parras Company, were Spanish lancers from San José y Santiago del Álamo in Coahuila. Their 1803 occupation of the San Antonio de Valero Mission is reputed to be the reason the mission was renamed "the Alamo." The compañía volante (flying company) were mounted militiamen active during the Viceroyalty of New Spain's occupation of Tejas (Texas). During the occupation, a military hospital was established and the mission's structure was expanded to facilitate its function as a military fortification.

The company surrendered their command of the mission during the 1813 Magee-Gutiérrez Expedition. Commandant Vizente Tarin left the company and joined Tejano federalists, in their fight for independence, fighting at the Battle of Medina. He later enlisted in Juan Seguín's Tejano company and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto.In 1830, the company under José Francisco Ruiz, built Fort Tenoxtitlán in Burleson County. The Álamo de Parras Company served as reinforcements for Martín Perfecto de Cos during the Siege of Béxar.

Vicente Parras

Vicente Parras Campello (born 18 November 1975) is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a central defender.


XHJQ-FM is a radio station on 89.9 FM in Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila. It is known as La Explosiva and carries a grupera format.

Coahuila State of Coahuila
(municipal seats)

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.