Pachuca de Soto

An important metropolitan area Pachuca de Soto is the capital city of the state of Hidalgo, located 93 km from Mexico City. This strategic location associated with the communications network connects more than 25 million people in the most important metropolitan area of the country. Retail trade is the main economic activity.
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City population
314,331
savings
City GDP per capita
Less than USD 10,000
school
Average number of years of schooling
11
person
Member since
2022
Mayor
Baños Rubio Mr Sergio Edgar Mayor
Focal point
Mr. Ruben Escalante Mendez

Vision

Pachuca de Soto’s lifelong learning plan is based on three strategic axes: first, quality of education, promoting learning and knowledge as the main objective of social development; second, preventive health, strengthening healthy habits and lifestyles among citizens through programmes that improve their own health and their environment’s; third, art and culture, promoting spaces and environments for the creation of artistic and cultural activities that strengthen the social fabric of the municipality.

I aspire for Pachuca de Soto to consolidate itself as a city for the people, where citizens are at the centre of development and learning is lifelong, for everyone.

Policies, plan and implementation

Sustainability and health
The city’s health strategy focuses on promoting the well-being of the population through programmes, campaigns, intervention of spaces and education to create adherence to healthy habits. Sustainability is addressed through five strategic themes: protection of the environment, flora and fauna; sustainable mobility; planning and management; sustainable infrastructure; and quality services.
Equity and inclusion
Active participation between the local government and citizens is fostered to ensure effective and inclusive institutional levels of accountability. The municipal government set up two initiatives to achieve this: the Coordination of Attention to Priority Population and Sexual Diversity, and the Coordination of Citizen Participation, Attention to Civil Society Organizations and Collectives.
Decent work and entrepreneurship
Pachuca de Soto links business and education sectors, creating spaces in which technology, science and innovation contribute to the knowledge economy. Moreover, economic productivity is boosted through technological modernization and innovation.

Good practices

Integral System of Reinforcement for Basic Education (SIREB)
SIREB is a digital support system aimed at facilitating and reinforcing the knowledge and skills development of basic education students.
Pachuca City of Knowledge and Culture
A technology centre that concentrates multiple organisations, in addition to companies that generate, apply and transfer knowledge and technology, promoting innovation under a model that links and promotes alliances between these actors with identity and social impact. The centre is designed to foster the development of products with high added value through innovative knowledge.