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León, Guanajuato

Full nameLeón
Official nameCity of León
Other nameLeón de los Aldama
MottoEl trabajo todo lo vence|image_skyline=GRANJARDINLN.jpg
FoundedJanuary 20, 1576
MayorRicardo Sheffield PAN
Land Area470.8 sq mi (1219.67 km2)
Elevation5954.7 ft (1815 m)
Total Population1436733 (2010)
Metro (pop.)1792047
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Area code+52
Telephone exchange477

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The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León. It has a strong leather industry, offering shoes, boots, belts, jackets, and other leather accessories both to national and international markets.

In the 2010 census the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Data Processing (INEGI) reported 1,436,733 people living in the city of León, and 1,792,047 in the Greater Leon Metropolitan Area.

Its first-class services and hotel industry turn it into one of the most important centers in Mexico with numerous options of entertainment, gastronomy, leisure activities, arts and recreation.

It is also considered one of the most environmentally friendly cities in Mexico and has a high number of cyclists, in part because of its integration a network of bike lanes to the SIT system.

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