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Irapuato (ēräpwäˈtō) [key], city (1990 pop. 265,042), Guanajuato state, W central Mexico, on the Irapuato River. It is the commercial and communications center of the surrounding mining and agricultural (cereals and cattle) region. The fruits and flowers of Irapuato's luxurious gardens are famous throughout Mexico.

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