Place:Michoacán, Mexico

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NameMichoacán
Alt namesMichoacánsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Michoacán de Ocamposource: Wikipedia
TypeState
Coordinates19.167°N 101.833°W
Located inMexico
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Acuitzio del Canje
Agostitlán
Aguililla
Angamacutiro de la Unión
Angangueo
Apatzingán de la Constitución
Apo
Aporo
Aquila
Ario de Rosáles
Arteaga
Benito Juárez
Briseñas de Matamoros
Buenavista Tomatlán
Cantabria
Carrillo Puerto
Carácuaro de Morelos
Charapán
Charo
Chavinda
Cherán
Chila
Chilchota
Churintzio
Churumuco
Ciudad Hidalgo
Coahuayana
Coalcomán de Matamoros
Coeneo de la Libertad
Cojumatlán de Régules
Copándaro de Galeana
Cotija de la Paz
Cuitzeo del Porvenir
Curimeo
Cutzío
Ecuandureo
El Ranchito
El Terrero
El Timbiriche
El Zapotán
Gabriel Zamora
Guayabo Colorado
Gámbara
Huandacareo
Huaniqueo de Morales
Huetamo de Núñez
Indaparapeo
Ixtlán
Jacona de Plancarte
Jacona
Jiquilpan de Juárez
Jiquilpan
Jungapeo
La Concepción
La Cuchilla
La Huacana
La Mira
La Palma
La Parota
La Parotita
La Piedad Cavadas
La Piedad
Las Cidras
Las Cruces
Las Peñas
Las Truchas
Los Amates
Los Reyes de Salgado
Lázaro Cárdenas
Maravatío
Morelia ( 1541 - )
Morelos
Nahuatzén
Nocupétaro
Nueva Italia de Ruiz
Numarán
Opopeo
Oropeo
Ostula
Pajacuarán
Panindícuaro
Paracho
Patamban
Pedernales
Penjamillo de Degollado
Peribán de Ramos
Pichátaro
Playa Azul
Puruarán
Puruándiro
Purépero
Pátzcuaro
Pómaro
Quiroga
Sahuayo
San Nicolas
Santa Ana Maya
Santa Bárbara
Santa Catarina
Santa Clara
Santa Elena
Tacámbaro de Codallos
Tancítaro
Tangamandapio
Tangancícuaro de Arista
Tanhuato
Tehuantepec
Tepalcatepec
Tepostán
Tingambato
Tinguindin
Tiquicheo
Tlalpujahua
Tlazazalca
Tumbiscatio de Ruiz
Tuxpan
Tzintzuntzan
Uruapan del Progreso ( 1533 - )
Uruapan
Villa Escalante
Villa Jiménez
Villa Madero
Villa Morelos
Villa Victoria
Vista Hermosa
Yurécuaro
Zacapu
Zamora de Hidalgo ( 1540 - )
Zinapécuaro de Figueroa
Zitácuaro ( 1800 - )
Álvaro Obregón
Unknown
Acahuato
Acuitzeramo
Acuitzio
Amatlán
Angamacutiro
Arantepacua
Araro
Ario de Rayón
Ario
Atacheo
Buenavista
Camucuato
Capacuaro
Capula
Carapan
Carrizal
Carácuaro
Caurio de Guadalupe
Chinicuila
Chucándiro
Churumuco de Morelos
Coalcomán
Coire
Comanja
Contepec
Corupo
Cotija
Cuanajo
Cuitzeo
El Caracol
El Caulote
Erongarícuaro
Etúcuaro
Galeana
Hidalgo
Huacao
Huaniqueo
Huetamo
Huiramba
Ihuatzio
Iramuco
Irimbo
Jamay
Janamuato
Jaripo
Jiménez
Jungapeo de Juárez
Los Reyes
Madero
Manuel Villalongín
Maquili
Mineral de Angangueo
Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro
Nuevo Urecho
Ocampo
Pamatacuaro
Paracho de Verduzco
Parangaricutiro
Parácuaro
Pastor Ortiz
Peribán
Pueblo Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro
Queréndaro
Régules
Sahuayo de Díaz
San Antonio Villalongín
San Jerónimo Purenchecuaro
San José Buenavista
San José de Gracia
San Lucas
San Pedro Jacuaro
Santa Fe de la Laguna
Santa Fe del Río
Santiago Undameo
Senguio
Susupuato de Guerrero
Susupuato
Tacatzcuaro
Tacicuaro
Tacámbaro
Tanaco
Tangancícuaro
Tanhuato de Guerrero
Taretan
Tarécuato
Tarímbaro
Tecario
Teremendo
Tiripetío
Tiríndaro
Tocumbo
Turicato
Tuzantla
Tzitzio
Ucareo
Urapa
Villa Mendoza
Villamar
Zacán
Zináparo
Ziracuaretiro
Zirahuén
Ziritzícuaro
Zirosto

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the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, officially Free and Sovereign State of Michoacán de Ocampo, is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. The State is divided into 113 municipalities and its capital city is Morelia (formerly called Valladolid). The city was named after José María Morelos, one of the main heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.

Michoacán is located in Southwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Colima and Jalisco to the west and northwest, Guanajuato to the north, Querétaro to the northeast, the State of México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast. To the southwest, Michoacán has a stretch of coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

The name Michoacán is from Nahuatl: Michhuahcān from michhuah ("possessor of fish") and -cān (place of) and means "place of the fishermen" referring to those who fish on Lake Pátzcuaro. In pre-Hispanic times, the area was the home of the Tarascan Empire, which rivaled the Aztec Empire at the time of Spanish encounter. After the Spanish conquest, the empire became a separate province which became smaller over the colonial period. The state and several of its residents played a major role in the Mexican War of Independence. Today, the state is still home to a sizable population of Purépecha people as well as minor ones of Otomi and Nahua. The economy is based on agriculture, fishing, mining and some industry. The major tourism draw for the state is the Lake Pátzcuaro–Tzintzuntzan–Quiroga area, which was the center of the Tarascan Empire, also the National or State Parks which include the winter grounds of the Monarch Buterflies ("Mariposas Monarca") and the Park where the Cupatitzio River has its main source.

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