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Guerrero, Mexico

Free and Sovereign State of Guerrero [Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero]

Last modified: 2016-05-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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[Flag Guerrero [State flag]
[Defacto flag]
[Variant: One of two or more versions of the same basic design]
[Coat of arms of Guerrero
Both images by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán,
13 March 2005.

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Presentation of Guerrero

  • Official name: Free and Sovereign State of Guerrero [Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero]
  • Short-form names: State of Guerrero [Estado de Guerrero] / Guerrero
  • Location: South of Mexico. It neighbors the Mexican States of Morelos, México and Puebla (N), Oaxaca (E), and Michoacán de Ocampo (NW); and the Pacific Ocean (W, S).
  • Area: 64,586 km2
  • Municipalities: 76
  • Population: 2'900,000 inhabitants
  • Capital: Chilpancingo de los Bravo (Pop.: 62,000)
  • Statehood: October 27, 1849
  • Arms adopted: Unknown date

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001.

Coat of arms

Guerrero coat of arms
by Banco de México
Posted by: Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, March 13, 2005.

The State's Arms are among the most simpliest of the Mexican States. It is featured by a blue shield charged with a depiction of a "Tiger Knight", former Mexica high-rank soldier, wearing the traditional battle suit, made up mainly by jaguar skin, animal that was known by nahuatl people as "ocelotl"; holding with his left hand, in first plane, a typical Mexica shield, and with the right one a "Maccahuitl", something kind of attack weapon composed by a peace of wood on which sharp-edged stones are tied up. The shield is placed over a dark-red mantling. The crest is composed by a colorful royal plume.
The Coat of Arms may resemble the fact that region was controled by the Mexica.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán November 17, 2001.

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