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Guanajuato

(Encyclopedia) Guanajuato, city (1990 pop. 73,108), capital of Guanajuato state, W central Mexico. The city, with an altitude of c.6,600 ft (2,000 m), is situated in the Cañada de…

Guanajuato

(Encyclopedia) Guanajuato gwänähwä´tō [key], state (1990 pop. 3,982,593), 11,805 sq mi (30,575 sq km), W central Mexico, on the central plateau. The city of Guanajuato is the…

Irapuato

(Encyclopedia) Irapuato ēräpwä´tō [key], city (1990 pop. 265,042), Guanajuato state, W central Mexico, on the Irapuato River. It is the commercial and communications center of the…

Lerma

(Encyclopedia) Lerma lār´mä [key], river, c.350 mi (560 km) long, rising in Mexico state, central Mexico. It flows NW and W through Guanajuato state to Lake Chapala, crossing the part…

Salamanca

(Encyclopedia) Salamanca sälämäng´kä [key], city (1990 pop. 206,275), Guanajuato state, W central Mexico. Chiefly an oil center, it also serves as the commercial and distribution point…

Celaya

(Encyclopedia) Celaya sālä´yä [key], city (1990 pop. 214,856), Guanajuato state, W central Mexico. In a region watered by the Lerma irrigation works, Celaya is the center of a…

León

(Encyclopedia) León, city (1990 pop. 758,270), Guanajuato state, central Mexico. It is located in a fertile river valley c.5,600 ft (1,700 m) high, but with a mild, temperate climate.…

Querétaro de Arteaga

(Encyclopedia) Querétaro de Arteaga kārā´tärō ᵺā ärtā-ä´gä [key], state (1990 pop. 1,061,236), 4,432 sq mi (11,479 sq km), central Mexico. The city of Querétaro is the capital.…

Fox Quesada, Vicente

(Encyclopedia) Fox Quesada, Vicente vēsān´tā fōks kāsä´ᵺä [key], 1942–, Mexican political leader, president of Mexico (2000–6). Raised on a ranch in rural central Mexico's…

Vicente Fox Quesada, 2000 News

Mexican politician, was elected president in July, ending 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Fox, a candidate of the conservative National Action Party, is a former…