Tlapa de Comonfort

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Tlapa de Comonfort
Official seal of Tlapa de Comonfort
Nickname(s): Tlapa
Tlapa de Comonfort is located in Mexico
Tlapa de Comonfort
Tlapa de Comonfort
Coordinates: 17°32′46″N 98°34′35″W / 17.54611°N 98.57639°W / 17.54611; -98.57639Coordinates: 17°32′46″N 98°34′35″W / 17.54611°N 98.57639°W / 17.54611; -98.57639
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipality Tlapa de Comonfort
 • Presidente Municipal Martimiano Benítez Lorenzo
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2005)
(municipal seat v. municipality)
 • Urban 37,975
 • Metro 57,346
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Tlapa de Comonfort, often shortened to Tlapa and known as Tinda'i in Mixtec, is a city in the mountain region of the Mexican state of Guerrero. It also serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

"Tlapa" is a Nahuatl exonym from tlappan or tluhpan, meaning "place of washing". The "de Comonfort" part of the name is in homage to President Ignacio Comonfort.


The Codex Azoyú indicates that the city now known as Tlapa was founded between 1724 and 1756. References to it also exist in codices and wood carvings from the town of Chiepetlán, claiming it was founded in 1607, and in the Humboldt Codex.

The municipality was founded in 1912, with the escision of Guerrero from the states of Puebla and México. It received city status in 1920.

Modern day[edit]

The Zocalo in Tlapa

The 2005 INEGI Census reported a population of 37,975 in the municipal seat.[1] The current mayor is Victoriano Wences of the PT



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