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Encyclopedia > Guerrero
State of Guerrero
Flag of State of Guerrero
Flag

Coat of arms
Location within Central America
Location within Central America
Country Flag of Mexico Mexico
Capital Chilpancingo
Municipalities 76
Largest City Acapulco
Government
 - Governor Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo (PRD)
 - Federal Deputies PRD: 9
 - Federal Senators PRD: 2
PRI: 1
Area
Ranked 14th
 - Total 64,281 km² (24,819 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 3,115,202(Ranked 11th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
HDI (2004) 0.7296 - medium
Ranked 30th
ISO 3166-2 MX-GRO
Postal abbr. Gro.
Website: Guerrero State Government

The State of Guerrero is a state in the southern meridional region of Mexico. With an area of 64,282 square kilometers (24,819.4 sq mi), it occupies about 3.3% of Mexican territory. It borders the Pacific Ocean to the south (500 km), Michoacán to the west (524 km), Oaxaca to the east (241 km), and Mexico State (216 km), Morelos (88 km), and Puebla to the north (128 km). Guerrero is named in honor of the second president of the republic, General Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña (August 10, 1782February 14, 1831), a hero of the Mexican War of Independence. In 2003, the population was estimated at 3,167,400 people. Image File history File links Translation_arrow. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Chilpancingo (formally: Chilpancingo de los Bravos) is a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, located at 17° 33′0″N, 99° 30′0″W. It is the capital of Guerrero. ... Municipal Palace of Veracruz Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the estado, or state). ... List of largest cities in Mexico: See also: List of cities List of Cities and States and information about them in English and Spanish (in Spanish and English) Database of all Towns, cities, municipalities, and postal codes in Mexico (in Spanish) Ranking of Mexican Cities Categories: | ... For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting six hours from Coordinated Universal Time UTC. In the United States, the time zone includes the entire area of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas except for El... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Central Daylight Time or CDT is the Central Time Zone (or CST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This page talks about Human Development Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ... States of Mexico colored by HDI The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their Human Development Index, as reported by the United Nations in 2004. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Guerrero might mean: The Spanish surname Guerrero, meaning warrior Guerrero, a state in Mexico Guerrero, a settlement in Castelli Partido in Argentina. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 113 Government  - Governor Lazaro Cardenas Batel (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRD: 8 PAN: 4  - Federal Senators Jesús Garibay García (PRD) Silvano Aureoles Conejo (PRD) Marko A. Cortés (PAN) Area Ranked 16th  - Total 59,928 km² (23,138. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Mexico Spain Commanders Miguel Hidalgo José María Morelos Vicente Guerrero Spanish colonial authorities Strength  ?  ? Casualties  ?  ? Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and Spanish colonial authorities, which started on September 16, 1810. ...


The state capital is Chilpancingo de los Bravo. Besides Chilpancingo, its principal cities are Acapulco, Petatlan, Taxco, Iguala, and Zihuatanejo. Chilpancingo (formally: Chilpancingo de los Bravos) is a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, located at 17° 33′0″N, 99° 30′0″W. It is the capital of Guerrero. ... For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... Santa Prisca church in Taxco Aerial view of Taxco Taxco (full name: Taxco de Alarcón) is an antique colonial silver-mining center located in the northern reaches of the Mexican state of Guerrero. ... The historic city of Iguala is located 102 km (63 mi) from Chilpancingo in the State of Guerrero via federal highway 95 in Mexico. ... Ixtapa Beach Resort Ixtapa Playa Linda. ...


Guerrero is an important tourist destination. There are three main areas of tourism, known as the Triángulo del Sol (triangle of the sun). The first is Acapulco. The second is Taxco, a colonial town noted for its silverware. The third is Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. Ixtapa is a destination created by the federal government during the slow economy of the 1980s to increase tourism. For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... Santa Prisca church in Taxco Aerial view of Taxco Taxco (full name: Taxco de Alarcón) is an antique colonial silver-mining center located in the northern reaches of the Mexican state of Guerrero. ... Sport fishing and boating on the bay at Zi Zihuatanejo (see wah tah NAY ho) is located in the municipality of José Azueta (aka Zihuatanejo de Azueta) in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific Coast of Mexico about 240 km (approx. ... Ixtapa Beach Resort Ixtapa Playa Linda. ...

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History

During the 14th and 15th centuries, the mountain and coastal regions of Guerrero were occupied by Nahuatl-speaking people who practiced Slash and burn farming in the tropical forests and cultivated small irrigated fields along the numerous river valleys. The Spanish conquest brought dramatic declines in the native population.[1] However, unlike many other portions of Mexico, this decline was not offset by significant Spanish settlement. Rough topography, the low potential for economic development, and perceived health hazards were disincentives to settlement. As a result, agriculture and cattle raising were not common in the region until well into the 19th century.[2] While Guerrero has experienced significant population growth and economic development during the last 60 years, the geographic pattern and character of this growth remain strongly influenced by the state's rugged physiography and limitations on transportation.[3] For the Spanish language as spoken in Mexico, see Mexican Spanish. ... This article is about the agricultural practice of slash and burn. ... Spanish colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in the Americas of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ...


Geography

In most of Guerrero, a hot and humid climate with a summer rainy season prevails, although it has a complex geographical morphology that allows a more temperate climate in the central and northern regions.


Government and politics

The Constitution of the State of Guerrero provides that the government of Guerrero, like that of every other state in Mexico, consists of three powers: the executive, the legislative, and the judiciary. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A Legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to create, amend and ratify laws. ... In the law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ...


Executive power rests in the governor of Guerrero, who is directly elected by the citizens, using a secret ballot, to a 6-year term, with no possibility of reelection. Legislative power rests in the Congress of Guerrero, which is a unicameral. Judicial power is invested in the Superior Court of Justice of Guerrero. List of governors of Guerrero since it became a state of Mexico in 1917. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


Municipalities

The State of Guerrero is divided into 7 regions (regiones): Acapulco, Centro, Costa Chica, Costa Grande, Montaña, Norte, and Tierra Caliente. These are subdivided into 81 municipalities, each headed by a municipal president (mayor). Most municipalities are named after the city that serves as municipal seat; e.g., the municipal seat of the Municipality of Chilpancingo is the City of Chilpancingo de los Bravos. The Mexican state of Guerrero contains 75 municipalities (municipios): Categories: Lists of municipalities of Mexico | Mexican states ... A presidente municipal (Spanish for municipal president) is the chief of government of municipios in Mexico. ... Chilpancingo (formally: Chilpancingo de los Bravos) is a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, located at 17° 33′0″N, 99° 30′0″W. It is the capital of Guerrero. ...


Major communities

For other uses, see Acapulco (disambiguation). ... Chilpancingo (formally: Chilpancingo de los Bravos) is a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, located at 17° 33′0″N, 99° 30′0″W. It is the capital of Guerrero. ... The historic city of Iguala is located 102 km (63 mi) from Chilpancingo in the State of Guerrero via federal highway 95 in Mexico. ... Santa Prisca church in Taxco Aerial view of Taxco Taxco (full name: Taxco de Alarcón) is an antique colonial silver-mining center located in the northern reaches of the Mexican state of Guerrero. ... Ixtapa Beach Resort Ixtapa Playa Linda. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Acuña, R. (1987). Relaciones Geográficas del Siglo XVI: Michoacán. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. 
  2. ^ Gerhard, P. (1972). A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain. University of Cambridge Press. 
  3. ^ Lambert, D.P. (1994). "Regional Core-Periphery Imbalance: The Case of Guerrero, Mexico, Since 1821". Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (20): pp. 59-71. 

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Hidalgo is a state in central Mexico, with an area of 20,502 km². In 2000 the state had a population of some 2,231,000 people. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 30,534. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 113 Government  - Governor Lazaro Cardenas Batel (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRD: 8 PAN: 4  - Federal Senators Jesús Garibay García (PRD) Silvano Aureoles Conejo (PRD) Marko A. Cortés (PAN) Area Ranked 16th  - Total 59,928 km² (23,138. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... 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