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Acapulco

Acapulco (pop. 592,200), seaport and tourist center on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico. Founded in 1550 on a natural harbor, Acapulco was a base for Spanish explorers and an important trading port. Since the 1920s it has been chiefly noted as a winter resort.

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