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Guerrero, Mexico

Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero / Free and Sovereign State of Guerrero

Last modified: 2005-03-19 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Note: Guerrero has no official flag, but one in white charged with the coat of arms is broadly used:

Guerrero unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, March 13, 2005.
Coat of arms from: Banco de México
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags

See also:

Presentation of Guerrero:

  • Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero / Free and Sovereign State of Guerrero
  • Short-form names: Estado de Guerrero / State of Guerrero; Guerrero
  • Location: South of Mexico. It neighbors the Mexican States of Morelos, México and Puebla (N), Oaxaca (E), and Michoacán (NW); and the Pacific Ocean (W, S).
  • Area: 64,586 km2
  • Municipalities: 76
  • Population: 2'900,000 inhabitants
  • Capital: Chilpancingo de los Bravo (Pop.: 62,000)
  • Statehood: October 27, 1849
  • Arms adopted: Unknown date

Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001.

Coat of arms

Guerrero coat of arms
by Banco de México
Posted by: Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, March 13, 2005.

The State's Arms are among the most simpliest of the Mexican States. It is featured by a blue shield charged with a depiction of a "Tiger Knight", former Mexica high-rank soldier, wearing the traditional battle suit, made up mainly by jaguar skin, animal that was known by nahuatl people as "ocelotl"; holding with his left hand, in first plane, a typical Mexica shield, and with the right one a "Maccahuitl", something kind of attack weapon composed by a peace of wood on which sharp-edged stones are tied up. The shield is placed over a dark-red mantling. The crest is composed by a colorful royal plume.
The Coat of Arms may resemble the fact that region was controled by the Mexica.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán November 17, 2001.