Florencio Villarreal

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Florencio Villarreal
Municipality
Florencio Villarreal is located in Mexico
Florencio Villarreal
Florencio Villarreal
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°43′26″N 99°07′24″W / 16.72389°N 99.12333°W / 16.72389; -99.12333Coordinates: 16°43′26″N 99°07′24″W / 16.72389°N 99.12333°W / 16.72389; -99.12333
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat Cruz Grande
Area
 • Total 372.9 km2 (144.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 18,713

Florencio Villarreal is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Cruz Grande. The municipality covers an area of 372.9 km². It is named after Col. Florencio Villarreal, who drafted the 1854 Plan of Ayutla that ousted the conservative dictator Antonio López de Santa Anna.[1] Ousting Santa Anna initiated a new era in Mexican politics with the liberals in charge, known as La Reforma. Leaders in Guerrero took the lead in rebelling against Santa Anna's government.

In 2005, the municipality had a total population of 18,713.[2]

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