Guerrero


Guer·re·ro

geographical name \gā-ˈrā-rō\

Definition of GUERRERO

state S Mexico bordering on the Pacific Chilpancingo area 24,631 square miles (63,794 square kilometers), pop 2,620,637

Rhymes with GUERRERO

Guerrero

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

State (pop., 2000: 3,079,649), southwestern Mexico. It covers 24,819 sq mi (64,281 sq km), and its capital is Chilpancingo. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean, it lies almost entirely—except for a narrow coastal plain—within the Sierra Madre del Sur, the valleys of which are fertile but difficult to access. Its principal river is the Balsas. Named after the independence leader Vicente Guerrero (1782–1831), the region became a state in 1849. Its best-known cities are Acapulco and Taxco, a preserved colonial town. It derives its income from agriculture, mining, and tourism.

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