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also Ac·a·pul·co de Juá·rez  (ăk′ə-po͝ol′kō də hwär′ĕs, -ĕz, wär′-, ä′kä-po͞ol′-)
A city of southern Mexico on the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular resort with a fine natural harbor surrounded by cliffs and promontories.


(ˌækəˈpʊlkəʊ; Spanish akaˈpulko)
(Placename) a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est). Official name: Acapulco de Juárez


(ˌæk əˈpʊl koʊ, ˌɑ kə-)

a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific. 515,374.
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Noun1.Acapulco - a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern MexicoAcapulco - a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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