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1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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)
Gua•na•jua•to(ˌgwɑ nɑˈʰwɑ tɔ)
1. a state in central Mexico. 4,406,568; 11,805 sq. mi. (30,575 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state: center of the silver-mining region. 65,258.