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Encyclopedia > Guanajuato, Guanajuato
A view of downtown Guanajuato from one of its many hills.
A view of downtown Guanajuato from one of its many hills.

The Mexican city of Guanajuato is the capital of the state of the same name. It is located at 21°02′N 101°28′W, 370 km (230 miles) northwest of Mexico City, at an elevation of 1,996 m (6,550 ft) above sea level. The estimated population in 2003 was about 78,000 people. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (7326x1344, 5653 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Guanajuato, Guanajuato Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3028x2165, 1087 KB) Description View of Guanajuato from the hill. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3028x2165, 1087 KB) Description View of Guanajuato from the hill. ... Nickname: Country Mexico State Federal District Founded (as Tenochtitlan) 1325 Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City 1,479 1 km² Elevation 2,240 m Population  - City 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6) 1 Area of the Federal District. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Guanajuato was founded as a town in 1554 and received the designation as a city in 1741. It is located in one of the richest silver mining areas of Mexico, and is well known for its wealth of fine colonial era Spanish architecture. Events January 5 - Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... // Events April 10 - Austrian army attack troops of Frederick the Great at Mollwitz August 10 - Raja of Travancore defeats Dutch East India Company naval expedition at Battle of Colachel December 19 - Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia December 25 - Anders Celsius develops his own thermometer scale Celsius... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... This article is about mineral extraction. ...


The historic town and adjacent mines are a World Heritage Site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The name "Guanajuato" comes from the Tarascan word, "Quanax-juato", which means "place of frogs". Tarascan men reeling cord for nets & making nets, 1899. ...

Plaza de la Paz and the Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato (2004)
Plaza de la Paz and the Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato (2004)

The city was originally built over a river, which flowed through tunnels underneath the city. However, after years of raising buildings to accommodate repeated flooding, in the mid-twentieth century, engineers built a dam and redirected the river into underground caverns. The tunnels were lit and paved with cobblestones for automobile traffic, and this underground road network carries the majority of cars driving through the city today. It is one of the most noticeable features of the city. Description: Photograph of Plaza de la Paz and the Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, Guanajuato City, Guanajuato Mexico. ... Description: Photograph of Plaza de la Paz and the Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, Guanajuato City, Guanajuato Mexico. ...


The city played a major role in the Mexican War of Independence since it is the capital of the State Guanajuato in which Miguel Hidalgo started the independence movement. The Statue of El Pípila and the Alhóndiga de Granaditas still remind of that time. The Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), which started on September 16, 1810, was Mexicos struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. ... Statue of Miguel Hidalgo, Coyoacán, DF. Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo y Costilla Gallaga Mondarte Villaseñor (b. ... El Pípila (IPA: ) is the nickname of a local hero of the city Guanajuato in Mexico. ... The Alhóndiga de Granaditas The Alhóndiga de Granaditas (public granary) is an old grain storage building in Guanajuato City, Mexico. ...

Hand of Guanajuato Mummy
Hand of Guanajuato Mummy

In the Panteón catacombs to the west of the city is a famous cemetery noted for the natural mummies produced by unknown means. About 1 in 100 bodies buried here experience natural mummification. In the late 1800s the town instituted a "burial tax" for the families of the deceased. When some of the poorest families were unable to pay the tax, their relatives were dug up and placed on public view in a purpose-built museum. The 'Guanajuato Mummy Museum' still adds corpses to this day; two children were added who died in 1984 most recently due to their relatives' failure to pay the $ 20 per 5 year rental fee. The museum holds 111 corpses resting on velvet pillows. Today, it is reported that the proceeds from the museum help fund the city's coffers to a considerable degree. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x800, 367 KB) Hand of Guanajuato mummy. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x800, 367 KB) Hand of Guanajuato mummy. ... Catacombs Paris Catacombs Rome - entrance Catacombs Rome - entrance (detail) The original catacombs are a network of underground burial galleries near San Sebastiano fuori le mura, in Rome. ... The Mummies of Guanajuato are a number of naturally mummified bodies buried during a cholera outbreak around Guanajuato, Mexico in 1933. ... A mummy is a corpse whose skin and dried flesh have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or airlessness. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city of Guanajuato was the birthplace of artist Diego Rivera, whose house is now a museum. Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo (photographer: Carl Van Vechten) Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957), (full name Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez) was a Mexican painter and muralist. ...


The city also harbours one of the largest places in Mexico for mathematical research, a public institution dubbed CIMAT. The Centro de Investigaciones en Matemáticas (CIMAT) is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. ...


Each October the city holds the Festival Internacional Cervantino, an international festival of the arts named after Miguel de Cervantes. The festival is a popular draw for young students from across central Mexico, but attracts participants and spectators from around the world. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (September 29, 1547 – April 23, 1616), was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. ...


Sister city

university of Guanajuato

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Trivia

  • The film Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) was filmed primarily in the city of Guanajuato. Many of the scenes in the movie feature sights easily recognizable to someone who has visited the city. However, being familiar with Guanajuato and San Miguel is a bit disconcerting as an interior scene may be shot in one city while passing 'outside' leads to a street scene shot in the other.
  • The film Demonoid (1981) was filmed partly in Guanajuato and features the Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies) in one sequence.
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  • When Miguel Hidalgo, the leader of the Mexican Independence movement, was caught and executed, his head was displayed on one corner of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. The three other corners also displayed heads of three other revolutionary leaders as a warning to residents of Guanajuato. The Alhóndiga is now a state museum and on each corner of the building there are plaques displaying each man's name in bold letters.
  • Artists José Chávez Morado and Olga Costa also lived in Guanajuato. Their house is now a museum.
  • Mercado Hidalgo, the famous market, was once a train station, when the train went through Guanajuato.
  • The Valenciana silver mine once produced 20% of the world's silver.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... // February 24 - The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski, wins 7 Cesar Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography. ... Louis Malle (October 30, 1932 – November 23, 1995) was a French film director. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Statue of Miguel Hidalgo, Coyoacán, DF. Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo y Costilla Gallaga Mondarte Villaseñor (b. ... The Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), which started on September 16, 1810, was Mexicos struggle for independence from Spanish colonial rule. ... Olga Costa (born Olga Kostakovsky) (1913 in Leipzig - 1993 in Guanajuato) was a Mexican painter of Russian descent. ...

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Guanajuato, Guanajuato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (677 words)
Guanajuato is the name of both a state in Mexico and that state's capital city.
Guanajuato was founded as a town in 1554 and received the designation as a city in 1741.
The 'Guanajuato Mummy Museum' still adds corpses to this day; two children were added who died in 1984 most recently due to their relatives' failure to pay the $ 20 per 5 year rental fee.
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