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Full nameGuerrero
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero
Settlement typeState
MottoMi patria es primero (My country comes first)
CapitalChilpancingo de los Bravo
Largest CityAcapulco de Juárez
AdmissionOctober 27, 1849
GovernorAngel Aguirre Rivero
SenatorsAntelmo Alvarado
David Jiménez Rumbo
Lázaro Mazón Alonso
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Esteban Albarrán
• Fermín Alvarado
• Miguel Álvarez
• Mario Moreno Arcos
• Cuauhtémoc Salgado
• Elizabeth Zamora
• Alberto Becerra
• Ana Luz Lobato
• Augusto Lozano
• Filemón Navarro
• Armando Ríos Piter
• Florentina Rosario
• Alejandro Carabias
• Laura Arizmendi
• Ángel Aguirre
• Socorro Ramírez
Total Area24557.7 sq mi (63621 km2)
Highest Elevation11647 ft (3550 m)
Total Population3388768 (12th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (16th) (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code39-41
Area codeArea codes
• 721
• 727
• 732
• 733
• 736
• 741
• 742
• 744
• 745
• 747
• 753
• 754
• 755
• 756
• 757
• 758
• 762
• 767
• 781
ISO 3166 codeMX-GRO
HDI(+) 0.753 Medium Ranked 31st
GDPUS$ 10,144,360.546 mil 

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Guerrero (-esɡeˈreɾo) officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 81 municipalities and its capital city is Chilpancingo.

It is located in Southwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Michoacán to the north and west, México and Morelos to the north, Puebla to the northeast and Oaxaca to the east.

The state was named after Vicente Guerrero, one of the most prominent leaders in the Mexican War of Independence and the second President of Mexico. It is the only Mexican state named after a president. The modern entity did not exist until 1849, when it was carved out of territories from the states of Mexico, Puebla and Michoacán.

In addition to the capital city, the state's largest cities include Acapulco, Petatlan, Ciudad Altamirano, Taxco, Iguala, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, and Santo Domingo. Today, it is home to a number of indigenous communities, including the Nahuas, Mixtecs and Amuzgos. It is also home to communities of Afro-Mexicans in the Costa Chica region.

Geographically, the state is mountainous and rugged with flat areas limited to small mesas and the coast line. This coastline has been important economically for the area, first as the port of Acapulco in colonial and post-Independence area and today for the tourist destinations of Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. Tourism is the single most important economic factor of the state and Acapulco’s tourism is important to the nation’s economy as a whole. However, other sources of employment are scarce in the state, which has caused its ranking as number one in the emigration of workers to the United States. In addition, the state of Guerrero is currently the most violent state in Mexico's Drug War.

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