Iguala

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Iguala
Municipal seat an ceety
A view o the ceety o Iguala taken frae "Cerro del Tehuhue" Asta Bandera
A view o the ceety o Iguala taken frae "Cerro del Tehuhue" Asta Bandera
Iguala is locatit in Mexico
Iguala
Iguala
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°21′N 99°32′W / 18.350°N 99.533°W / 18.350; -99.533
Kintra  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipality Iguala de la Independencia
Population (2005)
 • Tot 110,390

Iguala (Spaingie pronunciation: [iˈɣwala]), kent offeecially as Iguala de la Independencia , is a historic ceety locatit 102 km (63 mi) frae state caipital Chilpancingo in the Mexican state o Guerrero. It staunds on Federal Heich-gate 95. Iguala is the municipal seat o the municipality o the same name, locatit in the north-central pairt o the state. The ceety haed a 2005 census population o 110,390 an the municipality 128,444. The aurie o the municipality is 567.1 km2 (219.0 sq mi). The ceety is the third-lairgest commonty in the state, efter Acapulco an Chilpancingo.

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Amang Iguala's main attractions are: the San Francisco Kirk, built in the 19th hunderyear an its surrounded by Tamarind trees, an for that Iguala is called "la Ciudad Tamarindera" (Tamarindo ceety) an aw an the Lagoon of Tuxpan, characterisit for its singular brawness. Iguala's local airtisans manufactur gowd an siller jewelry. General Vicente Guerrero wis the first military leader tae swear allegiance tae the Mexican flag in Acatempan on 12 Mairch 1821. The Plan de Iguala (published on 24 Februar 1821) endit the war o unthirldom an wis representit bi a flag, cried the flag o the three guarantees, which was made bi José Magdaleno Ocampo. Thus the city of Iguala is cried the birthplace o the modren Mexican banner. Each year a flag fair is held in Iguala. This fair is ane o the maist important festivities tae the fowk o Iguala. It is celebrate with a float parade, cockfechts, an handicraft exhibitions in late February.

In September 2014, Iguala wis the steid o a mass kidnappin o 43 students that drew national and international attention.

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Coordinates: 18°21′N 99°32′W / 18.350°N 99.533°W / 18.350; -99.533