Tangamandapio is a municipality located in the northwest part of the Mexican state of Michoacán, WSW of Zamora, Michoacán, 165 km from the state capital of Morelia. The geographic coordinates are: 19° 57' North latitude and 102° 26' West longitude. The original name is Santiago Tangamandapio.
The municipality gained notoriety due to the Mexican television series El Chavo del Ocho (1972-80), in which the character Jaimito, el Cartero (portrayed by Raúl 'Chato' Padilla) cites Tangamandapio as his birthplace. Government of the municipality unveiled a statue after the character.