Guachinango, Jalisco

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Municipality and city
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Guachinango is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°46′N 104°05′W / 20.767°N 104.083°W / 20.767; -104.083
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
 • Total 483.19 km2 (186.56 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,138

Guachinango (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwatʃiˈnaŋɡo]) is a town and municipality, in Jalisco in central-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 483.19 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 4,138.[1]

The Spanish discovered silver lodes here in the 1540s, which started commercial silver mining in the area.[2]


  1. ^ "Guachinango". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ West,Robert. Early Silver Mining in New Spain, 1531-1555 (1997). Bakewell, Peter, ed. Mines of Silver and Gold in the Americas. Aldershot: Variorum, Ashgate Publishing Limited. p. 58. 

Coordinates: 20°34′01″N 104°22′01″W / 20.567°N 104.367°W / 20.567; -104.367