Guanajuato (state)

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State of Guanajuato
Flag of State of Guanajuato
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Guanajuato
Coat of arms
Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Country Mexico
CapitalGuanajuato
Municipalities46
Largest CityLeón
Colonized1520s
Government
 • GovernorJuan Manuel Oliva Ramirez (PAN)
 • Federal DeputiesPAN: 14
 • Federal SenatorsHumberto Andrade Quezada (PAN)
Luis Alberto Villarreal García (PAN)
Francisco Arroyo Vieyra (PRI)
Area
Ranked 22nd
 • Total30,491 km2 (11,773 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total4,893,812 (Ranked 6th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
HDI (2004)0.7662 - medium
Ranked 22nd
ISO 3166-2MX-GUA
Postal abbr.Gto.
WebsiteGuanajuato

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.