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The Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
Tequila
is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
in Mexico.[1] The 35,019-hectare site is part of an expansive landscape of blue agave, shaped by the culture of the plant used since the 16th century to produce the spirit known as tequila and for at least two millennia to make fermented drinks (such as pulque) and cloth.[1] Within the landscape are working distilleries reflecting the growth in the consumption of tequila in the 19th and 20th centuries.[1] Today, this agave culture is seen as part of Mexican national identity.[1] The site includes the living, working agave fields and the urban settlements of Tequila, Magdalena, El Arenal and Amatitan.[1] The area is also testimony to the Teuchitlan tradition
Teuchitlan tradition
(AD 200-900) which shaped the landscape through the creation of terraces for agriculture, housing, temples, ceremonial mounds and ball courts.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f "Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila". UNESCO. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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North West

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West

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