Taxco (full name: Taxco de Alarcón) is a colonial silver-mining center located in the northern reaches of the Mexican state of Guerrero. The city of Taxco serves as the municipal seat of Taxco municipality.
Taxco is located at 18°33' N, 99°36' W, some 200 km southwest of Mexico City along the old highway to Acapulco. It stands at a height of some 1800 m above sea level in the western arm of the Sierra Madre.
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