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Torreón (tôrāōnˈ) [key], city (1990 pop. 439,436), Coahuila state, N Mexico, on the Nazas River. It is the metropolis of the Laguna District, where the land, extensively irrigated, is some of Mexico's finest. Cotton and wheat are the principal crops, and cattle raising is important. Torreón's industries include rubber manufacturing, iron and steel production, cotton and flour milling, and a brewery. The city is also one of the leading commercial and rail centers of N Mexico. It was founded in 1893.

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