Place:Guanajuato, Mexico

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NameGuanajuato
Alt namesGuanajuato statesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeState
Coordinates21.0°N 101.267°W
Located inMexico
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Abasolo
Acámbaro
Apaseo el Grande
Casacuarán
Cañada de Caracheo
Celaya ( 1571 - )
Cerano
Ciudad Manuel Doblado
Comonfort
Cortazar
Cuerámaro
Dolores Hidalgo
Empalme Escobedo
Guanajuato ( 1554 - )
Irapuato ( 1547 - )
Irámuco
Jaral del Progreso
Jerécuaro
La Aldea
La Moncada
León ( 1552 - )
Moroleón
Ocampo
Parácuaro
Pozos
Pueblo Nuevo
Purísima de Bustos
Pénjamo
Rincón de Tamayo
Romita
Salamanca
Salvatierra
San Diego de la Unión
San Felipe
San Francisco del Rincón
San José Iturbide
San Juan de la Vega
San Luis de la Paz
San Miguel Octopan
San Miguel de Allende
Santa Ana Pacueco
Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas
Santiago Maravatío
Sarabia
Silao
Tarandacuao
Tarimoro
Uriangato
Valle de Santiago
Valtierrilla
Villa de Apaseo el Alto
Villagrán
Yuriria
Unknown
Allende
Apaseo el Alto
Atarjea
Calderones
Cañada de Ortega
Charcas
Chupícuaro
Coroneo
Doctor Mora
El Cimental
El Cubo
El Guaje
El Jaral
El Sabino
Guarapo
Hornitos
Huanímaro
Ibarra
Ixtla
Jalpa de Canovas
Jalpa
Jaral de Berrio
Jaripitío
Joconoxtle el Grande
Jofre
La Barranca
La Luz
La Magdalena
La Quemada
Laguna de Guadalupe
Los Rodríguez
Marfil
Mellado
Monte de San Nicolás
Neutla
Pantoja (Allende)
Pantoja (Valle de Santiago)
Peregrina
Piñicuaro
Puerta de San Juan
Puro Aguita
Purísima del Coecillo
Purísima del Rincón
San Bartolomé Agua Caliente
San Guillermo
San Ignacio de San José Parangueo
San Isidro
San José del Tangue
San Juan de Llanos
San Juan de la Puerta
San Miguel Actopan
San Miguel de León
San Nicolás de los Agustinos
San Pablo Pejo
San Pedro Almoloyán
Santa Ana del Conde
Santa Ana
Santa Bárbara
Santa Catarina
Santa Cruz de Galeana
Santa Rosa de Lima
Santa Rosa de Parangueo
Sauz de Armenta
Tierrablanca
Tlachiquera
Victoria
Villalpando
Xichú
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Guanajuato, officially Free and Sovereign State of Guanajuato, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, are the 32 Federal entities of Mexico. It is divided into 46 municipalities and its capital city is Guanajuato. The largest city in the state is León.

It is located in North-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Jalisco to the west, Zacatecas to the northwest, San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east and Michoacán to the south. It covers an area of .

Guanajuato is located between the arid north of the country and the lusher south, and it is geographically part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, the Mexican Plateau and the Sierra Madre Oriental. It was initially settled by the Spanish in the 1520s due to mineral deposits found around the now capital city of Guanajuato, but areas such as the Bajío region also became important for agriculture and livestock. Mining and agriculture have been the traditional mainstays of the state's economy, but today, about 30% of the state's GDP is accounted for by industry, which includes metals, automobiles, leather goods, processed foods and more.

The state is home to several historically important cities, especially those along the "Bicentennial Route", which retraces the path of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's insurgent army at the very beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. This route begins at Dolores Hidalgo, and passes though the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, San Miguel de Allende, Celaya and the capital of Guanajuato. Other important cities in the state include León, the most populous, and Irapuato.

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