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Full nameGuaymas de Zaragoza
Official nameGuaymas de Zaragoza
Other nameHeróica Ciudad de Guaymas
Settlement typeCity & Municipality
Municipal Status1825
Municipal PresidentCésar Adrián Lizárraga Hernández (2009 2012)
Total Area4711.6 sq mi (12206.18 km2)
Elevation32.8 ft (10 m)
Total Population134153 (2005)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat)85400

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Guaymas (-esˈgwajmas) is a city and municipality located in the southwest part of the state of Sonora in northwestern Mexico. The city is located 117 km south of the state capital of Hermosillo, and 242 miles from the U.S. border, and is the principal port for the state. The municipality is located in the Sonora Desert and has a hot, dry climate and 117 km of beaches. The municipality’s formal name is Guaymas de Zaragoza and the city’s formal name is the Heróica Ciudad de Guaymas.

The city proper is mostly an industrial port, with nearby San Carlos being the major tourist attraction for its beaches. The city also has a well-attended annual carnival, which has been held since 1888.

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