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Arteaga is a town in the Mexican state of Coahuila

Arteaga is a town in the Mexican state of Coahuila, is part of the metropolitan area of ​​Saltillo and is head of the homonymous municipality. It has 6.394 inhabitants, agricultural area, fruit apple, has a beautiful landscape of the Sierra Madre Oriental, and its climate is very similar to Saltillo. The township is very wide and covers a lot of wooded mountains, where temperatures reach -15 ° C.

The town is the majestic Sierra de Arteaga, which is considered the Switzerland of Mexico for its beautiful wooded landscapes and snow-capped in winter. It also has the only ski resort in the country, called Monterreal, with two plastic tracks in summer and covered by snow in winter.

Arteaga city is named in honor of José María Arteaga Querétaro liberal hero who ruled and was shot by the French army in 1865. The apple crop is the main activity of the population, this produces 80 percent of the apples grown in the state.

The town is located only 17 kilometers from Saltillo, but because of its proximity the mountains that form part of the Sierra Madre Oriental and is known as Sierra de Arteaga, you seek a pleasant climate in the state and an abundant flora, as in fewparts of the state (dominated by desert areas). Several mountain formations converge in this region of Siberia, the Mesa de Tablas, Lilies and Carbonera, among others.

The vegetation consists mainly of mountain pine forests in their live moles, deer, bobcats, lizards, eagles, quail, hawks and owls.

In winter the snow covers much of the mountain, which is why he is known as the "Switzerland of Mexico." The average summer temperature is 25 ° C, the height of the city is 2 800 meters above sea level.

Getting there
The mountain is located in the southeastern part of the state of Coahuila. In the Sierra de Arteaga be reached by U.S. Highway 57, from Saltillo, the state capital, just to travel 17 kilometers in a time of 25 minutes or so. If parts of Mexico City by plane the estimated time of flight to Saltillo is one hour, while the 861 road miles between the two cities are covered in 9 hours and 50 minutes.

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