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State of Guanajuato
Flag of State of Guanajuato
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Coat of arms of State of Guanajuato
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Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital Guanajuato
Municipalities 46
Largest City León
Colonized 1520s
Area

Ranked 22nd
 • Total 30,491 km2 (11,773 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 4,893,812 (Ranked 6th)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
HDI (2004) 0.7662 - medium
Ranked 22nd
ISO 3166-2 MX-GUA
Postal abbr. Gto.
Website Guanajuato

Guanajuato is a state in central Mexico. About 4,890,000 people live there. Its capital is also called Guanajuato. The largest city is León.

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