Zacatecas has been appointed American Capital of Culture 2021

The Mexican State of Zacatecas has been elected American Capital of Culture 2021, according to what the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals reported today.

The President of the Bureau, Xavier Tudela, has declared that the election of the State of Zacatecas as the American Capital of Culture 2021 “has been for three different reasons as well as complementary; for the quality of the candidacy project; because of the institutional consensus around the candidacy and for wanting to make Cultural Capital a project of sum, cohesion and social inclusion as well as an instrument of economic development ”.

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With the election of Zacatecas as the American Capital of Culture 2021, Mexico consolidates its leadership in designations of American Capitals of Culture, with 6 cultural capitals followed by Chile and Brazil with 4 nominations. Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela have each had an American Capital of Culture.

Zacatecas is one of the thirty-one states that, together with Mexico City, make up the United Mexican States. It has an area of ​​77,684 km² and a population of one million seven hundred thousand inhabitants. The Entity, founded in 1,588, is divided into 58 municipalities, one of which, the Capital City, bears the same name as the State.

In Zacatecas there are many monuments internationally recognized for their baroque, gothic, churrigueresque and colonial styles. Its Cathedral stands out, chosen by citizen vote as the first Treasure of the Cultural Heritage of Zacatecas.

The American Capital of Culture ( www.cac-acc.org ) , aims to promote inter-American integration from the cultural sphere, contribute to a better knowledge among the peoples of the American continent, respecting their national and regional diversity, highlighting at the same time the common cultural heritage.


To date, they have been chosen as the American Capital of Culture (2000 – 2021):

2000: Mérida (Mexico)
2001: Iquique (Chile)
2002: Maceió (Brazil)
2003: Panama City (Panama) and Curitiba (Brazil)
2004: Santiago (Chile)
2005: Guadalajara (Mexico)
2006: Córdoba (Argentina)
2007 : Cusco (Peru)
2008: Brasilia (Brazil)
2009: Asunción (Paraguay)
2010: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
2011: Quito (Ecuador)
2012: São Luis (Brazil)
2013: Barranquilla (Colombia)
2014: State of Colima ( Mexico)
2015: Mayagüez / Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
2016: Valdivia (Chile)
2017: Mérida (Mexico)
2018: Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
2019: San Miguel de Allende-Guanajuato (Mexico)
2020: Punta Arenas (Chile)
2021: Zacatecas State (Mexico)

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The Mexican State of Zacatecas has been chosen as the American Capital of Culture 2021, as reported today by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals.

The President of the Bureau, Xavier Tudela, stated that the election of the State of Zacatecas as the American Capital of Culture 2021 “has been for three different yet complementary reasons; for the quality of the candidacy project; for the institutional consensus surrounding the candidacy and for the wish to make the Cultural Capital a project of sum, cohesion and social inclusion, and, at the same time, an instrument of economic development “.

With the election of Zacatecas as the American Capital of Culture 2021, Mexico consolidates its lead in designations of American Capitals of Culture with 6 cultural capitals followed by Chile and Brazil with 4 nominations. Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela have had each of them one American Capital of Culture.

Zacatecas is one of thirty-one states that, along with Mexico City, form the United Mexican States. It has an area of ​​77,684 km2 and a population of one million seven hundred thousand inhabitants. The Entity, founded in 1588, is divided into 58 municipalities, one of which, the Capital City, bears the same name as the State.

In Zacatecas there are many monuments internationally recognized for their Baroque, Gothic, Churriguresque and Colonial styles. Its Cathedral stands out, being chosen by citizen vote as the first Treasure of the Cultural Heritage of Zacatecas.

The American Capital of Culture ( www.cac-acc.org ) aims to promote inter-American integration out from the cultural sphere, to contribute to a better knowledge among the peoples of the Americas, while respecting their national and regional diversity, highlighting the common cultural heritage.

To date, these places have been elected as the American Capital of Culture (2000 through 2021):

2000: Merida (Mexico)
2001: Iquique (Chile)
2002: Maceió (Brazil)
2003: Panama City (Panama) and Curitiba (Brazil)
2004: Santiago (Chile)
2005: Guadalajara (Mexico)
2006: Cordoba (Argentina)
2007: Cusco (Peru)
2008: Brasilia (Brazil)
2009: Asunción (Paraguay)
2010: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
2011: Quito (Ecuador)
2012: Sao Luis (Brazil)
2013: Barranquilla (Colombia)
2014: State of Colima (Mexico )
2015: Mayaguez / Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
2016: Valdivia (Chile)
2017: Merida (Mexico)
2018: Anzoátegui (Venezuela)
2019: San Miguel de Allende-Guanajuato (Mexico)
2020: Punta Arenas (Chile)
2021: State of Zacatecas (Mexico)

Source: http://www.cac-acc.org/

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