Last modified: 2003-01-03 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.|
See: Coat of arms on white background: unofficial flags
|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).|
|Capital:||Chilpancingo de los Bravo (Pop.: 62,000)|
|Statehood:||October 27, 1849|
|Arms adopted:||Unknown date|
INEGI and SEP
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001.
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
The Coat of Arms may resemble the fact that region was controled by the Mexica.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán November 17, 2001.