Silao, Guanajuato

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Silao is a municipality in the west-central part of the state of Guanajuato in Mexico. Its seat is the city of the same name.

This municipality lies adjacent to the west side of the municipality of Guanajuato, the state capital. This municipality has an area of 531.41 km² (205.18 sq mi) and a population of 147,123, and includes numerous small outlying communities, the largest of which are Colonias Nuevo México and La Aldea.

The municipal president is Juan Roberto Tovar of the National Action Party (PAN).

Silao is home to the Guanajuato Inland Port transshipment facility.[1]

General Motors and Volkswagen have production plants in this city. Also the Bajio International Airport is located in Silao.

History[edit]

Silao was the scene of the Battle of Silao in 1860 during the Reform War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GTO Puerto Interior". Retrieved 23 September 2011. 

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Coordinates: 20°57′N 101°25′W / 20.950°N 101.417°W / 20.950; -101.417