[ gwah-nah-hwah-taw ]

  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.

Words Nearby Guanajuato Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Guanajuato in a sentence

  • As this terrible band approached, the inhabitants of Mexico, remembering Guanajuato, were filled with fear.

    Mexico | Susan Hale
  • Through the intervening grades he passed to be colonel, and held commands of importance at Guanajuato and Valladolid.

    Mexico | Susan Hale
  • There was formerly great rivalry between the states of Guanajuato and Zacatecas on the ground of their mining successes.

    Mexico and its Religion | Robert A. Wilson

British Dictionary definitions for Guanajuato


/ (Spanish ɡwanaˈxwato) /

  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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