Chilpancingo

Chilpancingo

[cheel-pahn-seeng-gaw]
Chilpancingo or Chilpancingo de los Bravos, city (1990 pop. 97,165), capital of Guerrero state, S Mexico. Chilpancingo serves as the regional center of agricultural industry, producing primarily corn and bananas. Its full name, Chilpancingo de los Bravos, is in honor of its heroes in the war against Spain—three brothers, of whom Nicolás Bravo was most prominent. During the war, the Congress of Chilpancingo, convened in 1813 by Morelos y Pavón, briefly established a constitutional republic based on the reforms of Hidalgo y Costilla.

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.

The city lies on Federal Highway 95 which connects Acapulco to Mexico City.

Chilpancingo is where the National Congress met in 1813 to discuss Mexico's future as an independent nation.

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