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Guanajuato

[gwah-nah-hwah-taw]
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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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  • The copper percentage might pay, but no copper smelter existed in Guanajuato.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • "What a foolish thing, to go to Guanajuato at this time," he said.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

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

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett

  • A cruel retaliation was taken by Calleja upon the inhabitants of Guanajuato.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale

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

    Mexico

    Susan Hale


British Dictionary definitions for guanajuato

Guanajuato

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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