Cutzamala de Pinzón

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Cutzamala de Pinzón
Municipal seat and city
Cutzamala de Pinzón is located in Mexico
Cutzamala de Pinzón
Cutzamala de Pinzón
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°28′1.66″N 100°34′46.6″W / 18.4671278°N 100.579611°W / 18.4671278; -100.579611
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipality Cutzamala de Pinzón
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,276

Cutzamala de Pinzón is a city, and seat of the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. As of a 2005 the town has a population of 2276. It is located in the far northwestern part of the state, on the border with Michoacán.

History[edit]

Eutimo Pinzón, often considered the hero of Cutzamala, was the general who defended the town during the French Intervention of 1874.

The name Cutzamala comes from a Nahuatl word cutzamatl meaning "weasel"; hence, "Place of Weasels". It was known to Purepecha speakers as "Apatzingán", which has the same meaning. An alternative theory suggests the Nahuatl word cutzamallot, meaning "rainbow."[1]

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Coordinates: 18°08′02″N 99°49′52″W / 18.134°N 99.831°W / 18.134; -99.831