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Encyclopedia > Magdalena Contreras

Magdalena Contreras is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexico's Federal District is divided. Image File history File links Magdalena_Contreras,_México. ... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ...


The 1847 Battle of Padierna (aka Battle of Contreras) was fought here. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Battle of Contreras (also known, particularly in Mexico, as the Battle of Padierna) took place during the night of August 19–20 in the final encounters of the Mexican-American War. ...


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