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Encyclopedia > Puebla, Puebla
Puebla de Zaragoza
North of the city towards la Malinche
Coat of arms of Puebla de Zaragoza
Coat of arms
Nickname: Angelópolis, City of the Angels
Location of Puebla in central Mexico
Coordinates: 19°03′N, 98°12′W
Country Mexico
State Puebla
Founded 1531
Government
 - Mayor Enrique Doger (PRI)
Area
 - City 546 km²  (211 sq mi)
Elevation 2,175 m (7,136 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 1,485,941
 - Density 5,741/km² (14,869.1/sq mi)
 - Metro 2,109,000
Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.puebladezaragoza.gob.mx

The city of Puebla – officially the heroic city of Puebla de Zaragoza, and nicknamed Puebla de los Ángeles or La Angelópolis – is the capital and largest city of the state of the same name with a population of 1,485,941. The metropolitan area of the city, however, extends over 10 municipalities of the state of Puebla and 13 of the state of Tlaxcala, and with a population of 2.1 million it is fourth most populated metropolitan area in Mexico and one of the largest in North America. Puebla is an important industrial, cultural and educational center of Mexico for the central and south-east regions. It is also one of the oldest colonial cities in the continent. Image File history File linksMetadata Malinche. ... La Malinche (c. ... Image File history File links Escudo_Puebla. ... The coat of Arms of Puebla City refers to a city (the castle with 5 towers) who is protected by angels one by side, the leters refered to Carlos V (K-V)king of Spain, he accepted the construction between the Mexico City and Veracruz, down are 7 rivers who... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Puebla_up_close. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... A presidente municipal (Spanish for municipal president) is the chief of government of municipios in Mexico. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Central Daylight Time or CDT is the Central Time Zone (or CST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Aerial view of the Metropolitan area of Puebla, towards Tlaxcala The Metropolitan area of Puebla or Greater Puebla is the fourth largest agglomeration in Mexico with a population of 2. ... This article is about the Mexican state Tlaxcala. ... Aside from the Metropolitan area of Mexico City, megacities in Mexico are usually not well defined. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Puebla is located in the Valley of Puebla, surrounded by volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, slightly over 110 kilometres southeast of Mexico City. Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ...

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History

The city of Puebla was founded on April 16, 1531 as "La Puebla de los Ángeles". It was the first city in central Mexico founded by the Spanish conquerors that was not built upon the ruins of a conquered Amerindian settlement. Its strategic location, half-way between the port of Veracruz and Mexico City, made it the second most important city during the colonial period. During the 17th century, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz lived in the city until her confrontation with the Bishop of Puebla. April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... January 26 - Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake - thousands die. ... Conquistador (Spanish: []) (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers and adventurers who brought much of the Americas and Asia Pacific under Spanish colonial rule between the 15th and 17th centuries, starting with the 1492 settlement established in the modern-day Bahamas... Brazilian Indian chiefs The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... The city of Veracruz is a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Sor Juana (12 November 1651 (or 1648, according to some biographers) – 17 April 1695), also known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz or, in full, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de Asbaje y Ramírez, was a self taught Mexican scholar, nun, and writer of the...


Four decades after Mexico's independence, General Ignacio Zaragoza's army defeated French expeditionary forces near Puebla on May 5, 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. It was after this battle that the name of the city was changed to "Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza". Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza (March 24, 1829 – September 8, 1862) was a general in the Mexican Army, best known for his 1862 defeat of invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 (the Cinco de Mayo). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Mexico France Commanders Gen. ...


In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries a number of European immigrants came to the city, mainly from Germany, Italy and Spain. Today, the Colonia Humboldt neighborhood shows the influence of the local German population in its architecture, traditions and festivals like the local Oktoberfest, as well as in the town of Chipilo, now absorbed by the metropolitan area of the city, where people speak a dialect of Venetian known as the Chipilo Venetian dialect. The folkloric Mexican women's dress known as China Poblana was created in Puebla. As well, the "Talavera Poblana" is a fine earthenware of colonial origin still made in the city. It's a unique motif to Puebla in general; dineware, plant pots, churches and even streets may be lined with tiles of Talavera. Oktoberfest Main Entrance Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. ... Chipilo is a small city in the state of Puebla, Mexico. ... A business sign in Venetian Venet or Venetian is a Romance language spoken by over ten million people, mostly in the Veneto region of Italy. ... The Chipilo Venetian dialect is a diaspora language of the descendants of some five hundred Italian Venetian emigrants to Mexico from the nineteenth century. ... La China Poblana was more than a typical dress. ...


Geography

Satellite image of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes and the city at the lower left corner
Satellite image of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes and the city at the lower left corner

Puebla is located at the Valley of Puebla also known as the Valley of Cuetlaxcoapan, a large valley surrounded on four sides by the mountains and volcanoes of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. It is located 40 km. east of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, giving the residents a magnificent view of their snow-topped peaks. La Malinche dormant volcano is located to the north of the city, and the Pico de Orizaba to the east. Hydrologically, the city is part of the Atoyac river basin; the river runs through northern, eastern and southern portions of the municipality, and connects to the Lake of Valsequillo, where the Manuel Ávila Camacho dam has been built. Other rivers that cross the area are the Alseseca and San Francisco. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1530x1018, 435 KB) * Credit The image ISS01-ESC-5316 is provided and archived by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1530x1018, 435 KB) * Credit The image ISS01-ESC-5316 is provided and archived by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. ... The Trans-Mexican volcanic belt (Eje Volcánico Transversal) is a mountain range that extends 900 km from west to east across central Mexico. ... Popocatépetl (commonly referred to as El Popo or Don Goyo) (IPA: ) is an active volcano and the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,610m). ... Iztaccíhuatl (alternative spellings include Ixtaccíhuatl or either variant spelled without the accent) is the third highest mountain in Mexico, after Pico de Orizaba (5,610m) and Popocatépetl (5,452m). ... La Malinche (c. ... In Mexico, El Pico de Orizaba is the highest volcano, and the third highest in North America at a height of 18, 490 feet, or 6,163 meters. ...


Economy

During the first hundred years after the War of Independence, Puebla, being the second city of the New Spain, was the first to industrialize. Today, Puebla is still an important industrial city, mainly in the textile sector. Puebla is also home to the Mexican headquarters and the only North American manufacturing site of Volkswagen, the only site that manufactures the Jetta and New Beetle models. Other German and French manufacturing companies operate in the city, most of them outsourcers for Volkswagen. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Volkswagen AG (ISIN: DE0007664005), or VW, is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany. ... The Volkswagen Jetta is essentially a sedan version of the Volkswagen Golf. ... The Volkswagen Beetle or Bug is a small family car, the best known car of Volkswagen, of Germany, and almost certainly the world. ...


In 2003 Puebla has served as the interim headquarters of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). It has submitted its candidacy to serve as the permanent headquarters if the FTAA is ever ratified. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs to be updated. ...


Landmarks

Historic Centre of Pueblaa
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Cathedral
State Party Flag of Mexico Mexico
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Identification #416
Regionb Latin America and the Caribbean

Inscription History UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 314 KB) Photographer: K i N from Mexico Title: Catedral de Puebla, Mexico Description: Basílica Catedral de la Ciudad de Puebla. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, South America, and the Caribbean. ...

Formal Inscription: 1987
11th Session

a Name as officially inscribed on the WH List
b As classified officially by UNESCO
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Old German House in Puebla
Old German House in Puebla
Monument at Ave. Juárez
Monument at Ave. Juárez

The historic center of the city still contains much Spanish Colonial architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many of the old buildings were severely damaged in the 1999 earthquake. In recent years some of the historical buildings have been restored while others, however, are in a state of disrepair. Image File history File linksMetadata Puebla_Casa_en_Ave_Juárez. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Puebla_Casa_en_Ave_Juárez. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Puebla_Ave_Juárez. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Puebla_Ave_Juárez. ... This page indexes the individual year in architecture pages. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Of all the colonial buildings, the most impressive are without any doubt the Puebla Cathedral, which was built in a mixed neoclassical style; the gold-covered Rosario Chapel, in the nearby Iglesia de Santo Domingo is a dramatic example of Mexican baroque being a chapel inlaid with gold. Other important landmarks are El Barrio del Artista ("The Artist's Neighborhood") where local arts are produced and the Centro y Zócalo (downtown) where the Cathedral of Puebla and the Palacio Municipal are located. The colonial Puebla Cathedral is the see of the Archbishopric of Puebla, directed by the Puebla archbishop Rosendo Huesca. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... The colonial Puebla Cathedral is the see of the Archbishopric of Puebla, directed by the Puebla archbishop Rosendo Huesca. ...


Puebla is also the home an Automobile Museum, containing a collection of rare and classic, vintage cars. This collection also includes the "Popemobile" used by John Paul II on one of his visits to Mexico. The Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos (National Museum of Mexican Railroads) located in the old Mexicano station, houses a collection of many unique specimens, including steam engines, passenger coaches, cabooses and diesel engines. Most notably it has a pair of PA1 diesel engines, the last specimens of their kind, with one of them still in working condition (the DH-19). Pope John Paul II on a popemobile Another popemobile, produced by Fiat Popemobile is an informal name for the specially designed motor vehicle used by the Pope during public appearances. ... Official papal image of John Paul II. His Holiness Pope John Paul II, né Karol Józef Wojtyła (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope — the Bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church. ... // The term steam engine may also refer to an entire railroad steam locomotive. ... A Burlington Northern Railroad extended vision caboose at the end of a train entering Eola Yard, Aurora, Illinois, in 1993. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Located in the Casa de la Cultura, the Biblioteca Palafoxiana is a baroque-style library containing forty-two thousand volumes in a carved wood setting, collected by the Spanish bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. The collection was donated to the Colegio de San Juan y San Pedro on September 5, 1646, by Palafox y Mendoza. This donation was formalized by a Royal Decree 1647 and by a Bull in 1648. Juan de Palafox de Mendoza (b. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1646 (MDCXLVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Red double-decker buses, known as "turibuses", give tourists an opportunity to enjoy the city's architecture, museums and monuments located at the historical downtown. One of the most famous museums in the city is the Amparo Museum. Another tourist attraction is the Africam Safari zoo, intended to recreate a safari experience. Amparo Museum (in Spanish: Museo Amparo) is one of Mexicos most famous and beautiful museums. ... Africam Safari is zoo park that was established in 1972 by Captain Carlos Camacho Espiritu. ... Map of Africa 1890 Look up safari in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Also, worth visiting is the pyramid of Cholula, a city within the metropolitan area of Puebla. Cholula was one of the most important cities under the Aztec empire, and its pyramid is the largest in the New World. The town, with a population of only 200,000 inhabitants, is said to boast a church for every day of the year, albeit some churches are quite small and even makeshift. The Great Pyramid of Cholula is a huge temple-pyramid complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. ... The Aztecs is a collective term used for all of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples under the control of the Mexica, founders of Tenochtitlan, and their two principal allies, who built an extensive empire in the late Postclassic period in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in Central Mexico. ... Carte dAmérique, Guillaume Delisle, c. ...


Culture

Education

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Cuauhtémoc Soccer Stadium
Cuauhtémoc Soccer Stadium

With more than 20 universities, Puebla is second only to Mexico City in the number of universities within its borders. Many of the top universities in the country are located in its metropolitan area, including the state university, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP)and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (UDLA) . Both UDLA and ITESM are usually ranked among the highest in the country and both belong to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in the United States. (In 2007, SACS issued warnings and placed UDLA on probation pending investigation.) Other important academic institutions in Puebla include the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Puebla Campus ,Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Puebla Campus, Universidad Anáhuac Puebla Campus and the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), a private university founded three decades ago by a group of seceding students and professors from the BUAP. Image File history File linksMetadata 800px-BibliotecaUDLAP.JPG‎ Plaza de las Banderas, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Puebla, Puebla Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata 800px-BibliotecaUDLAP.JPG‎ Plaza de las Banderas, Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Puebla, Puebla Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File links Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla, Mexico Picture taken by Jose Alonso, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla, Mexico Picture taken by Jose Alonso, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Universidad de las Americas, A.C.. (Discuss) The Universidad de las Américas, whose official name is Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (also known as UDLA or UDLAP), is one of the most important private... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... The Ibero-American University (in Spanish: Universidad Iberoamericana) its a private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. ... ITESM Main Building (Rectoría) and mural ITESM is the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as the Tec de Monterrey, or simply Tec. Originated in Monterrey, Mexico, it has currently over 30 satellite locations throughout the country. ... ...


Sports

Puebla has two professional soccer teams, "Puebla FC" and "Lobos BUAP", both in the lower divisions of the league. The biggest soccer stadium in the city, "Cuauhtémoc", with a capacity of 49,914, was built in 1968 as a second soccer field for the 1968 Olympic Games. Matches for the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cups were also played in Cuauhtémoc Stadium. Puebla FC is currently the champion of the "Primera A" division (Mexico's second division). Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Puebla F.C. is a Mexican professional football club. ... The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were held in Mexico City in 1968. ... The 1970 Football World Cup was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... Qualifying countries The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


Puebla has two professional baseball teams, the "Pericos" and "Tigres". Puebla, through the conurbated area of Cholula, has one college American football team, the "Aztecas" of the Universidad de las Américas. The Aztecas have won the championship three times since the creation of the Mexican College Football Organization (ONEFA). They played this year's final match on november the 18th against the ITESM Campus Monterrey Borregos in a very exciting game. The game was played at the Aztecas' "Templo del Dolor" (Pain Temple) with the final score favouring the visiting team 43 to 34 for the locals. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... The Roman Catholic church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios overlooks the town of Cholula from atop the Great Pyramid. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Universidad de las Americas, A.C.. (Discuss) The Universidad de las Américas, whose official name is Fundación Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (also known as UDLA or UDLAP), is one of the most important private... The Mexican College American Football Organization, (in Spanish, ONEFA: Organización Nacional Estudiantil de Fútbol Americano) is a professional American football league in Mexico. ...


Cuisine

Puebla's food culture, known as Cocina Poblana, is popular all over Mexico. Puebla is considered the home of mole, a rich, spicy sauce containing chocolate, cinnamon and nuts, as well as different types of hot peppers. Served with chicken, mole has become the most renowned dish of Puebla's cuisine. Camote, sweet potatoes cooked in a stove and topped with creme are a traditional sweet. Rompope is a liquor based on egg yolk and vanilla, created many years ago by Puebla's nuns. Chiles en nogada is a dish of stuffed chillies with meat, fruit, and topped with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds; it is prepared mainly on August (during walnut harvest season). The Chalupa, a small tortilla topped with salsa, chopped onion and meat; and widely known in Mexico as a fast food is also from the city. Other traditional sweets include the sweets from Santa Clara (dulces de Santa Clara), crystallized fruits, and milk candies. Mole (IPA: /ˈmo. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Binomial name Ipomoea batatas Linnaeus The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet-tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable. ... Is a drink who has a very low alcohol level, the base of this drink are eggs and milk. ... Chiles en nogada is a dish from Mexican cuisine. ... Binomial name Punica granatum L. The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 5–8 m tall. ... Chalupa boats at Xochimilco. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ...


Coat of arms

The coat of arms has a round-heart form with five golden towers in its center, and a river below. Two angels are located over the towers, one to the left and one to the right. The letters KV make reference to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Inscribed around the coat of arms is Psalms 90:2 in Latin: Angelis suis Deus mandavit de te ut custodiant te in omnibus viis tuis ("God sent his angels to you, that they may protect you in all your paths."). The coat of arms makes reference to the legend of the foundation of the city. According to legend, angels descended, sketched the city and placed the heavy bells in the towers of the cathedral. Charles V (24 February 1500 - 21 September 1558) was ruler of the Burgundian territories (1506-1555), King of Spain (1516-1556), King of Naples and Sicily (1516-1554), Archduke of Austria (1519-1521), King of the Romans (or German King), (1519-1556 but did not formally abdicate until 1558) and... Psalms (from the Greek: Psalmoi (songs sung to a harp, originally from psallein play on a stringed instrument), Ψαλμοί; Hebrew: Tehilim, תהילים) is a book of the Hebrew Bible, Tanakh or Old Testament. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


Sister cities

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