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 Cutzamala de Pinzón Municipality, 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.


Eutimio 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]


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