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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. In 2010 it had a population of 118,211 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.

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
Municipal seatZihuatanejo
Municipality created23 December 1953
 • Total1,468 km2 (567 sq mi)
 • Total118,211


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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  1. ^ "Descarga de Base de Datos (Poblacion)". Sistema Nacional de Información Municipal (SNIM) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal (INAFED). Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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