Ayutla de los Libres (municipality)

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Ayutla de los Libres
Municipality
Municipality of Ayutla de los Libres in Guerrero
Municipality of Ayutla de los Libres in Guerrero
Ayutla de los Libres is located in Mexico
Ayutla de los Libres
Ayutla de los Libres
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°46′N 98°56′W / 16.767°N 98.933°W / 16.767; -98.933Coordinates: 16°46′N 98°56′W / 16.767°N 98.933°W / 16.767; -98.933
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat Ayutla de los Libres
Area
 • Total 735.4 km2 (283.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 60,690

Ayutla de los Libres (Mixtec: Tatioo[1]) is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Ayutla de los Libres. The municipality covers an area of 735.4 km².

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 60,690, up from 55,954 as of 2005.[2]

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The name "Ayutla" comes from Nahuatl Ayotlan meaning "near the (place of abundance of) tortoises/turtles".[1] The sobriquet "de los Libres" ("of the Free") was added after 1854, because the town was the place where the Ayutla Revolution started on March 1, 1854, and where the Ayutla Plan was announced.[1]

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