Acapulco

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Acapulco, Guerrero
Acapulco de Juárez
Counterclockwise from top: Acapulco Bay skyline, La Quebrada, Island of La Roqueta, Acapulco Diamante, bay of Puerto Marqués, Our Lady of Solitude Cathedral, Chapel of Peace (left) and mural of Quetzalcoatl by Diego Rivera (right), Fort of San Diego
Counterclockwise from top: Acapulco Bay skyline, La Quebrada, Island of La Roqueta, Acapulco Diamante, bay of Puerto Marqués, Our Lady of Solitude Cathedral, Chapel of Peace (left) and mural of Quetzalcoatl by Diego Rivera (right), Fort of San Diego
Coat of arms of Acapulco, Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero is located in Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero
Location of Acapulco within Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero is located in Mexico
Acapulco, Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero
Acapulco, Guerrero (Mexico)
Coordinates: 16°51′49″N 99°52′57″W / 16.86361°N 99.88250°W / 16.86361; -99.88250Coordinates: 16°51′49″N 99°52′57″W / 16.86361°N 99.88250°W / 16.86361; -99.88250
CountryMexico
StateGuerrero
MunicipalityAcapulco
FoundedMarch 12, 1550
Government
 • Municipal presidentAbelina López (Morena logo (Mexico).svg)
Area
 • City1,880.60 km2 (726.10 sq mi)
 • Urban
85 km2 (33 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,538.5 km2 (1,366.2 sq mi)
Elevation
(of seat)
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • City687,608
 • Density370/km2 (950/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,021,000
DemonymsAcapulqueño (a)
Porteño (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal codes
39300–39937
Area code(s)744
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Acapulco de Juárez (Spanish: [akaˈpulko ðe ˈxwaɾes] (audio speaker iconlisten)), commonly called Acapulco (/ˌækəˈpʊlk/ AK-ə-PUUL-koh,[1][2] also US: /ˌɑːk-/ AHK-[1]), is a town and sea port on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City. Acapulco is on a deep, semi-circular bay. It is a stop for shipping and cruising lines running between Panama, and San Francisco, California, USA. In 2005, about 722,499 people lived there.

Its name is a Nahuatl word, meaning "plain of dense reeds". The city has been a port since the 16th century.

Playones de San Isidro[change | change source]

Playones de San Isidro de Isidro is a community belonging to the Flavio Alfaro canton. The village has a population of approximately 200 people.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Acapulco". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  2. "Acapulco". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved August 28, 2019.