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Guanajuato

[gwah-nah-hwah-taw] /ˌgwɑ nɑˈʰwɑ tɔ/
noun
1.
a state in central Mexico. 11,805 sq. mi. (30,575 sq. km).
2.
a city in and the capital of this state: center of the silver-mining region.
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  • Second in importance among the old mines of Guanajuato is Los Rayas.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
  • The copper percentage might pay, but no copper smelter existed in Guanajuato.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • At two o'clock we reached the richest mining district of Mexico, in the neighborhood of Guanajuato.

    Los Gringos H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
  • "What a foolish thing, to go to Guanajuato at this time," he said.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • As this terrible band approached, the inhabitants of Mexico, remembering Guanajuato, were filled with fear.

    Mexico Susan Hale
  • He wondered what might have occurred in other cities: Tepic, Celaya, Guanajuato?

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • The country was remarkably quiet, the revolts in Chiapas and Guanajuato having been completely quelled.

  • The populace of Guanajuato rose, rushing about the streets and sacking houses and shops.

    Mexico Susan Hale
British Dictionary definitions for Guanajuato

Guanajuato

/Spanish ɡwanaˈxwato/
noun
1.
a state of central Mexico, on the great central plateau: mountainous in the north, with fertile plains in the south; important mineral resources. Capital: Guanajuato. Pop: 4 656 761 (2000). Area: 30 588 sq km (11 810 sq miles)
2.
a city in central Mexico, capital of Guanajuato state: founded in 1554, it became one of the world's richest silver-mining centres. Pop: 80 000 (2005 est)
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