Coroneo

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Two Chupicuaro culture ceramic figurines, 500 - 0 B.C.

Coroneo is a Mexican city and municipality located in the state of Guanajuato. coroneo deveria estar situado entre guanajuato y leon The municipality has an area of 122.90 square kilometres (0.40% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north and the east by the state of Querétaro, to the south by the state of Michoacán, and to the west by Jerécuaro. The municipality had 10,347 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[1][2]

In pre-Columbian times the area was an important center of Chupícuaro culture, one of the oldest in Mesoamerica, who knew the region as "Place of abundant grain, medicinal plants and creepers." [3]

Its current name is of Otomi origin and means ""Place between two hills."

The municipal president of Coroneo and its many smaller outlying communities is Carlos López Ruiz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Mexican Municipality Encyclopedia". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  3. ^ About Guanajuato
  4. ^ UAIP

Coordinates: 20°08′N 100°20′W / 20.133°N 100.333°W / 20.133; -100.333