Guanajuato State - Mexico



Guanajuato City

Guanajuato State - Mexico

Guanajuato is a state of Mexico. The name means "Hill of frogs" that comes from the local indigenous language P’urhepecha. People who line in Guanajuato are nick named "Las ranas" which means "The frogs" The capital of Guanajuato is Guanajuato city.

Guanajuato was one of the first areas on the entire Mexican state that was colonized by the Spaniards in 1520. This was due to the rich silver deposits and other minerals such as gold, tin, cooper, mercury, and opal that was found in abundance all over the state.

Guanajuato was funded in 1554 and was given the city status in 1741.

Land area: 30,768 square miles.

Borders: Guanajuato borders the states of San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east, Michoacán to the south and Jalisco to the west.

Land division: 46 municipalities (municipios) which are listed below:
1. Abasolo
2. Acámbaro
3. Apaseo
4. Apaseo El Alto
5. Atarjea
6. Celaya
7. Cd. Manuel Doblado
8. Comonfort
9. Coroneo
10. Cortazar
11. Cuerámaro
12. Dolores Hidalgo
13. Guanajuato
14. Huanímaro
15. Irapuato
16. Jaral del Progreso
17. Jerécuaro
18. Juventino Rosas
19. León
20. Moroleón
21. Ocampo
22. Pénjamo
23. Pueblo Nuevo
24. Purísima del Rincón
25. Romita
26. Salamanca
27. Salvatierra 28. Santa Catarina
29. San Diego de la Unión
30. San Felipe
31. San Francisco del Rincón
32. San José Iturbide
33. San Luis de la Paz 34. San Miguel de Allende
35. Santiago Maravatío
36. Silao
37. Tarandacuao
38. Tarimoro
39. Tierra Blanca
40. Uriangato
41. Valle de Santiago
42. Victoria
43. Villa Doctor Mora
44. Villagrán
45. Xichú
46. Yuriria






Other tags used are guanajuato, guanaguato, guanajato, and guanajuato mexico

Sources:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/247754/Guanajuato
http://www.freebase.com/view/en/guanajuato
http://www.pcc.edu/about/international/study-abroad/documents/GuanajuatoFunFacts_000.pdf
http://www.guanajuato.gob.mx/ingles/general.htm#munici
http://www.houstonculture.org/mexico/guanajuato.html
http://www.ruelsa.com/gto/edo2.html>br>http://www.aboutguanajuato.com/guanajuato/en/



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