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Torreón The first Spanish mission arrived in 1566, led by Fr. Pedro Espinareda. However, the city developed only in the independent Mexican era, around a "Torreón" ("Big Tower") built to monitor Río Nazas's floods, in conjunction with the creation of a railroad connecting to the US border city of El Paso, which gave an economic boom to the city and therefore a population boom as well. The population grew from 200 in 1892 to 34,000 in 1910. Torreón received city status in 1907.
Torreón Torreón is near the southwest border of the state of Coahuila, within the Laguna region of the state. The border is delineated by the Nazas River that separates it from Gómez Palacio, Durango. The municipality covers , including much of the rural area south of the city. Its elevation is over , which is low for the Mexican interior. The terrain where the urban area is spread is generally flat, with somewhat prominent relief formations (up to south and southwest of the city, thus visible at well-nigh any given point in the city. Higher mountains, over , are on the southern, mostly uninhabited section of the Municipality, the most prominent being El Picacho.
Torreón There are also several shopping centers in the city, including Galerias Laguna, Plaza Cuatro Caminos and Intermall.
Torreón The "Canal de la Perla" (the Pearl Watercourse), an underground watercourse built in the 19th century to drive the Nazas' river water to the fields near the city, was re-discovered in 2003 and re-opened in 2014. It now passes under the oldest part of the city and it can be visited and walked through. It is also used for cultural and artistic exhibitions.
Torreón The city is also home to a baseball team called "Vaqueros Laguna" (Laguna Cowboys).
Torreón Torreón's professional basketball team, Jefes de Fuerza Lagunera, play in the Municipal Auditorium, which seats approximately 3,000 people. They are members of the LNBP (Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional) which is considered to be the top basketball league in Mexico.
Torreón During the Mexican Revolution, the city was taken more than once; the most prominent character ever to take the city was the revolutionary general Pancho Villa. It was also the location of the Torreón massacre, where 303 Chinese immigrants were killed by the revolutionaries over a ten-hour period. During the revolution, Torreon was also the site to an important convention which led to a deal between the insurrected armies.
Torreón The city is southwest of historic San Pedro de las Colonias, where some of the Mexican Revolution fighting occurred.
Torreón Torreón and the surrounding "comarca" are served by several public and private universities. Some of the most recognized institutions in the area are:
Torreón On September 15, 2007, Torreón celebrated its first 100 years as a chartered city. It held a series of cultural events from September 15, 2006 to September 15, 2007, culminating on the day that the city turned 100 years old.