Zihuatanejo de Azueta

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Zihuatanejo de Azueta
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Municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta in Guerrero
Municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta in Guerrero
Zihuatanejo de Azueta is located in Mexico
Zihuatanejo de Azueta
Zihuatanejo de Azueta
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°40′0″N 101°34′0″W / 17.66667°N 101.56667°W / 17.66667; -101.56667
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat Zihuatanejo
Municipality created 23 December 1953
 • Total 1,468 km2 (567 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 104,609
Website http://www.ixtapa-zihuatanejo.gob.mx

Zihuatanejo de Azueta is a municipality located on the Pacific coast in the western part of the Mexican state of Guerrero. It includes the major resort communities of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa in addition to numerous other towns. At the 2005 census it had a population of 104,609 inhabitants. It has an area of 1468 km² (567 sq mi).[1] Its municipal seat is the city of Zihuatanejo. Its municipal president for the 2005-08 period was Silvano Blanco Deaquino.


It was created on 23 December 1953 and named in honour of Lt. José Azueta, a hero of the 1914 United States occupation of Veracruz.

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Coordinates: 17°40′N 101°34′W / 17.667°N 101.567°W / 17.667; -101.567