Guanajuato (state)

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State of Guanajuato

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Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°01′N 101°16′W / 21.01°N 101.27°W / 21.01; -101.27Coordinates: 21°01′N 101°16′W / 21.01°N 101.27°W / 21.01; -101.27
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital Guanajuato
Municipalities 46
Largest City León
Colonized 1520s
Government
 • Governor Juan Manuel Oliva Ramirez (PAN)
 • Federal Deputies PAN: 14
 • Federal Senators Humberto Andrade Quezada (PAN)
Luis Alberto Villarreal García (PAN)
Francisco Arroyo Vieyra (PRI)
Area
Ranked 22nd
 • Total 30,491 km2 (11,773 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,893,812 (Ranked 6th)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
HDI (2004) 0.7662 - medium
Ranked 22nd
ISO 3166-2 MX-GUA
Postal abbr. Gto.

Guanajuato is a state in central Mexico. About 4,890,000 people live there. Its capital is also called Guanajuato. The largest city is León.