San Marcos Municipality, Guerrero

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San Marcos
Municipality
San Marcos in Guerrero
San Marcos in Guerrero
San Marcos is located in Mexico
San Marcos
San Marcos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°25′N 99°20′W / 17.417°N 99.333°W / 17.417; -99.333Coordinates: 17°25′N 99°20′W / 17.417°N 99.333°W / 17.417; -99.333
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat San Marcos, Guerrero
Founded 28 September 1885
Area
 • Total 960.7 km2 (370.9 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 44,959

San Marcos is one of the 81 municipalities of the Mexican state of Guerrero. Its municipal seat is the town of San Marcos.

The municipality of San Marcos covers an area of 960.7 km² and is home to approximately 50 000 inhabitants. Ethnically, the population is mainly indigenous with a considerable mixing with African and to a lesser extent, European settlers. It comprises 138 villages and towns, examples of which include El Cortes, Las Vigas, El Cerro, Vista Hermosa, Tecomate de Pesqueria, Monte Alto, Santo Domingo, Las Ramaditas and others.