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Irapuato is a Mexican city (and municipality) located at the foot of the Arandas mountain (in Spanish: el cerro de arandas), in the south central region of the state of Guanajuato. The city is the second-largest in the state (only behind Leon), with a population of 342,561 according to the 2005 census, while its municipality has a population of 463,103 . The municipality has an area of 845.16 km2 (326.32 sq mi) and includes numerous smaller outlying communities. The city's main industry is agriculture and it is famous for its strawberries and the raising of pigs and cattle. The fruits and flowers of Irapuato's luxurious gardens are well known throughout Mexico .