|Municipal seat and city|
|Municipality||Tixtla de Guerrero|
The municipality stands between 17°20' & 17°43' N and 99°15' & 99°28' W, some 20 km east of state capital Chilpancingo. It covers a total surface area of 290 km. It reported 33,620 people in the 2000 census, including 18% Native Americans (speakers of Nahuatl and Tlapaneco).
Tixtla was the birthplace of both Independence hero and Mexican president Vicente Guerrero (1783–1831) and writer and educator Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834–1893). It served as the first capital of Guerrero, from 1851 to 1870, and the state constitution was promulgated there on 14 June 1851.