Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero

Ciudad Altamirano, formerly known as Pungarabato (1400's–1936),[2] is the largest city[3] and serves as the municipal seat for Pungarabato[4] of the mexican state of Guerrero. It is part of the Tierra Caliente region.[5]

Ciudad Altamirano
Municipal seat and city
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Ciudad Altamirano is located in Mexico
Ciudad Altamirano
Ciudad Altamirano
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°20′50″N 100°39′11″W / 18.3472°N 100.6531°W / 18.3472; -100.6531Coordinates: 18°20′50″N 100°39′11″W / 18.3472°N 100.6531°W / 18.3472; -100.6531
Country Mexico
StateGuerrero
MunicipalityPungarabato
Population
 (2010)
 • Total37,035[1]

It stands on the Cutzamala River, one of the main tributaries of the Balsas River, at a height of 230 metres (755 ft) above sea level.

The 2010 population was reported being 37,035 by the Congress of Guerrero.[6]

The city's name honours Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, a 19th-century president of the Supreme Court and writer born in Tixtla, Guerrero.

Altamirano has a paved airport named Santa Barbara Regional Airport. The name comes from the sister town next to Altamirano. Most (if not all) people refer to it as simply Altamirano Airport, or "Aeropuerto Altamirano". The airport does not have any airline services, so the only ones using it are locals who own airplanes. Recently,[when?] a small military base was located at the airport.

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