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Morelia

capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Michoacán

Morelia is a city and municipality in north central Michoacán in central Mexico.[2] The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital of the state.

Morelia
Cathedral of Morelia
CountryMexico
StateMichoacán
MunicipalityMorelia
Founded1541
Municipal Status1831
Founded byAntonio de Mendoza
Named forJosé María Morelos y Pavón
Government
 • Municipal PresidentWilfrido Lázaro Medina [1]
Elevation
1,921 m (6,302 ft)
Population
 (2010)Municipality
 • Total729,757
 • Seat
597,897
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
58000
Area code(s)443
DemonymMoreliano/a
Websitehttp://www.morelia.gob.mx

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Arranca Sesion Solemne para uncion de Wilfrido Lazaro" (in Spanish). 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. Sanchez Reyna, Ramon (2008). Michoacán:Morelia, Pátzcuaro, Cuitzeo, Zamora, Uruapan, Otros (in Spanish). Mexico City: Grupo Azabache,S.A. de C.V. pp. 20–28. ISBN 978-607-7568-08-7.