Guerrero Facts

Guerrero Facts
Guerrero is one of the United Mexican State's thirty-one states. Located in southwestern Mexico, Guerrero is known for its beautiful beaches, resort towns, and Pre-Columbian sites, making it one of the top tourist destination states in Mexico. Guerrero has a long recorded history, dating back to 1,000 BC and continuing through the Aztec Empire of the AD 1400s. The region transitioned fairly well into Spanish colonial rule, but when the Mexican independence movement rose up in the early 1800s Guerrero played a major role and was held by Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo. Beginning in the 1960s, the Guerrero city of Acapulco became a major resort destination for wealthy Americans and although the city has been eclipsed by other Mexican resort towns, it remains a popular destination.
Interesting Guerrero Facts:
Chilpancigo is Guerrero's capital. It is located in the middle of the state.
Outside of the coastal regions, most of Guerrero is covered in mountains. The Sierra Madre del Sur range runs parallel to the coast and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt runs in a primary east-west direction across the north of the state.
Guerrero has a warm and humid climate. Since it is much closer to the equator, the temperatures don't range as much. Winter temperatures can go into the mid-70s F, while the summer highs can get in the upper 80s F. The ocean also tends to moderate the coastal locations such as Acapulco.
Guerrero became the twenty-first state in the United Mexican States on October 27, 1849.
The region was part of the states of Puebla, Oaxaca, and Michoacan until the end of the Mexican-American War.
The state is named for Vicente Guerrero (1782-1831), a general in the Mexican Independence War and the second President of Mexico.
Vicente Guerrero was captured by his conservative enemies and executed in Acapulco in 1829.
Guerrero has a population of over 3.5 million people, making it twelfth most populous Mexican state.
The state has a land area of 24,555 square miles, making it the fourteenth largest Mexican state.
Although Guerrero's main industry is tourism, crime has devastated the economy over the last twenty years. The United States government advises its citizens to not travel in Guerrero.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which was once the only true political party in Mexico, is still very powerful in Guerrero.
Tomatoes, coffee, lemons, coconuts, and bananas are some of the primary crops grown in Guerrero.
Acapulco is the largest city in Guerrero, with a population of more than 600,000 people.
Bull fighting and baseball are among the most popular sports in Guerrero. Acapulco has a large bullfighting ring and a 13,000 person capacity baseball stadium.
The Costa Chica region has one of Mexico-s largest Afro-Mexican populations.
Unemployment in Guerrero has been consistently high over the last couple of decades, leading many residents of the state to migrate to other parts of Mexico and the United States.

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