Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero

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Ciudad Altamirano
Municipal seat and city
Cd.Altamirano-Catedral.JPG
Ciudad Altamirano is located in Mexico
Ciudad Altamirano
Ciudad Altamirano
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°20′50″N 100°39′11″W / 18.3472°N 100.6531°W / 18.3472; -100.6531Coordinates: 18°20′50″N 100°39′11″W / 18.3472°N 100.6531°W / 18.3472; -100.6531
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipality Pungarabato
Population (2005)
 • Total 25,317

Ciudad Altamirano (until 1936, Pungarabato, a name of Tarascan origin) is a city in the "Tierra Caliente/Hot Land" region of the Mexican state of Guerrero. It serves as the municipal seat for the municipality of Pungarabato.

It stands on the Río Cutzamala, one of the main tributaries of the Río Balsas, at a height of 230 metres (755 ft) above sea level.

In the 2005 INEGI census, the city reported a population of 25,317.

The city's name honours Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, a 19th-century president of the Supreme Court and writer born in Tixtla, Guerrero.

Altamirano, Guerrero has a paved airport named "Santa Barbara." The name comes from the sister town next to Altamirano. Most (if not all) people refer to it as simply Altamirano Airport, or "Aeropuerto Altamirano". The airport does not have any airline services, so the only ones using it are locals who own airplanes. Recently,[when?] a small military base was located at the airport.

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