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Guanajuato Travel Guide

The City of Guanajuato

The Mexican city of Guanajuato is the capital of the state of the same name. It is an historical and colorful city with pleasant small plazas and 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 2005 census population was 70,798 people in the city.

Guanajuato is also the surrounding municipality of which the city is municipal seat. The municipality had a population of 153,364 and an areal extent of 996.74 km² (384.84 sq mi). The city of Guanajuato lies near the western edge of the municipality, which includes several smaller outlying communities, the largest of which are Marfil, Yerbabuena, and Santa Teresa.

Guanajuato, although it is the state capital, is only the fifth-largest city in the state, behind León, Irapuato, Celaya, and Salamanca. Residents of Guanajuato are known as Guanajuatenses. The historic town and adjacent mines are a World Heritage Site.

Guanajuato Travel Guide
Guanajuato Travel Guide

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