City (pop., 2000: 142,746 136,000), capital of Guerrero state, southern Mexico. Located in the Sierra Madre del Sur, it was founded in 1591 and gained prominence as the site of the first Mexican congress, convoked in 1813. Battles were fought there in both the war for independence from Spain and in the Mexican Revolution. It is an agricultural centre for the surrounding region.
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Chilpancingo, formally Chilpancingo de los Bravo), also known as Ciudad Bravo, is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. It is located at . In the 2005 census the population of the city of Chilpancingo was 166,796. Its surrounding municipality, of which it is municipal seat, had a population of 214,219 persons. The municipality has an area of 2,338.4 km² (902.86 sq mi) located in the south-central part of the state.
Chilpancingo is where the National Congress met in 1813 to discuss Mexico's future as an independent nation.