The youngest city in Mexico
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Delicias City is my hometown, where I was born a few Springs ago. It is a quite small city (100,000 inhabitants), and the third in the state of Chihuahua based on population. It was founded in 1933 by settlers from different parts of the north of Mexico, many from the Lagoon zone of Torreon, Coahuila. The main reason for the foundation of the city was to create a new irrigation area for agriculture. The soil of this land proved to be very fertile and soon, Delicias became the agricultural capital of Chihuahua.
The architecture of the city is not especially interesting. As I said, there are no old buildings, nothing baroque or gothic, or neoclassic of any sort. But what people of Delicias is proud of, is the design of the city, that has gained her the reputation of the best designed city in Mexico. The civil engineer in charge of the city was Carlos Blake, which designed the city inspired by Washington, DC. From the plane, the city looks like a crystal because of its symmetry. Because of the good design, that make the traffic flow in many directions, traffic lights were not needed until recently, and even now, there aren't any in many parts of the city. No other city in Mexico has so many wide streets as Delicias (basically none of its streets are narrow).
Typical food includes local fish from the Las Virgenes Dam, located a few miles east.
I guess this is not the most touristy town ever, but there's no place like home.