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Acapulco

(äk'əpo͝ol`kō), city (1990 pop. 515,374), Guerrero state, S Mexico, on the Pacific coast. A fashionable international seaside resort during much of the 20th cent., it became popular with Mexican vacationers beginning in the late 20th cent. Its natural harbor, surrounded by cliffs and promontories, was a base for Spanish exploration of the Pacific and was key in trade with the Philippines; the city was founded in 1550. The Spanish built (1614) the San Diego fort to guard the harbor. Today tourism and related industries dominate the economy, and workers' hill towns have expanded on its periphery. Acapulco has suffered frequent earthquake and hurricane damage.

Acapulco

a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop.: 761 000 (2005 est.)
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El inicio de la decada de los ochenta significo para Acapulco el principio de una etapa de declive turistico como parte de una serie de problemas (ambientales, sociales, urbanos) que afectaron la imagen del puerto y en consecuencia, la disminucion de turistas.
China's Yafan Wang holds her trophy and wears a Mexican sombrero after winning her Mexican Tennis Open final match against Sofia Kenin of the U.S., in Acapulco, Mexico, Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Asi pues, en la constitucion de ingenios azucareros y la produccion de plata se dio lugar a que se abrieran caminos para Acapulco, como es el caso "del camino que enlazo la capital con Cuernavaca y Taxco, mientras que el trafico de cacao y plata del Peru estimulo su extension hasta Acapulco y consolido las vias que enlazaban la capital con Puebla, la Villa de Antequera y Huatulco" (Del Valle, 2012: 21).
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