Acapulco (municipality)

Acapulco de Juárez is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in southwestern Mexico, along Acapulco Bay on the Pacific coast. The municipal seat lies at Acapulco.

Acapulco de Juárez
Coat of arms of Acapulco de Juárez
Coat of arms
Acapulco de Juárez is located in Mexico
Acapulco de Juárez
Acapulco de Juárez
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°55′20″N 99°49′15″W / 16.92222°N 99.82083°W / 16.92222; -99.82083Coordinates: 16°55′20″N 99°49′15″W / 16.92222°N 99.82083°W / 16.92222; -99.82083
Country Mexico
Municipal seatAcapulco
Incorporated (municipality)August 6, 1824
 • Municipality1,727.3 km2 (666.9 sq mi)
 • Municipality779,566
 • Metro
Beach in Acapulco Bay

Forty percent of the municipality is mountainous terrain; another forty percent is semi-flat; and the other twenty percent is flat. Altitude varies from sea level to 1,699 metres (5,574 feet). The highest peaks are Potrero, San Nicolas, and Alto Camarón.

One major river runs through the municipality, the Papagayo, along with a number of arroyos (streams). There are also two small lagoons, Tres Palos and Coyuca, along with a number of thermal springs.[1]

It was incorporated on August 6, 1824 as part of the State of Mexico, becoming part of the new state of Guerrero upon its creation on October 27, 1849. Juárez was officially added to its name on June 20, 1873. [2]

As of 2020, the municipality had a total population of 779,566,[3] covering an area of 1,727.3 square kilometres (666.9 sq mi).[4]

Its current mayor is Adela Román Ocampo (Morena).[5]


The municipality has 231 communities and the most populous localities are:

Cities Population %
Acapulco 658,609 84.48%
Xaltianguis 6,564 0.84%
Kilómetro 30 6,334 0.81%
Tres Palos 5,668 0.73%
San Pedro las Playas 4,430 0.57%
Amatillo 3,914 0.5%
Total population 779,566 100%

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  1. ^ Comisión de estudios del territorio nacional (CETENAL); Instituto nacional de estadística geografía e informática (INEGI) (1991). Acapulco: Guerrero (Map) (Primera ed.). 1:50,000. CETENAL, INEGI. OCLC 494416658.
  2. ^ Estado de Guerrero. División Territorial de 1810 a 1995 (PDF) (in Spanish). Mexico: INEGI. 1996. ISBN 970-13-1491-3. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Censo de Población y Vivienda 2020 - SCITEL" (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  4. ^ "México en cifras - Medio Ambiente - Guerrero" (in Spanish). INEGI. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "Gobierno". (in Spanish). Retrieved March 2, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)