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Full nameChilpancingo de los Bravo
Official nameChilpancingo de los Bravo
MunicipalityChilpancingo de los Bravo
FoundedNovember 1, 1591
MayorHéctor Astudillo Flores
(2009-2012, PRI)
Total Population166796 (2005)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code39000
Area code747

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Chilpancingo de los Bravo (-estʃilpanˈsiŋɡo ðe loz ˈβɾaβo) (also known as Chilpancingo) is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It is located at . In the 2005 census the population of the city was 166,796. Its surrounding municipality, of which it is municipal seat, had a population of 214,219 persons. The municipality has an area of 2,338.4 km2 (902.86 sq miles) in the south-central part of the state.

The city is on Mexican Federal Highway 95 which connects Acapulco to Mexico City.

Chilpancingo is where the National Congress met in 1813 to discuss Mexico's future as an independent nation.

On April 27, 2009 an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 was centered near Chilpancingo.

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