Acámbaro

Acámbaro is a city and municipality in the southeastern corner of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, on the banks of the Lerma River, and the oldest of the 46 municipalities of Guanajuato. Acámbaro is noted as a major railway junction, a local transport hub, and the origin of the nationally famous Acámbaro bread. Its greatest claim to world fame is being the source of the Acámbaro figures, a purported archaeological forgery. The current (2005 census) population of the municipality is 101,762 persons, that of the city proper 55,082. The municipality covers an area of 867.67 km² (335.01 sq mi) and includes many small outlying communities, the largest of which are Iramuco and Parácuaro.

The municipality of Acámbaro is bordered to the north by Tarimoro and Jerécuaro, to the southeast by Tarandacuao, to the south by the state of Michoacán, and to the west by Salvatierra.

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... The name Acámbaro is derived from a Native American term meaning place of magueyes ... cacique Don Nicolás de San Luis Montañés, with the name San Francisco de Acámbaro ... Acámbaro is the only city in Mexico that has a fully intact colonial-era aqueduct ...