ESTADO DE MICHOACÁN DE OCAMPO
Other Mexican States
|Capital ||Morelia |
|Other major cities ||Lázaro Cárdenas |
list of municipalities
|Area ||59,928 km² |
|Lázaro Cárdenas Batel (PRD) |
|Federal Deputies (13) ||PRD = 9 |
PRI = 2
PAN = 1
disputed = 1
|Federal Senators ||PRD = 2 |
PRI = 1
|ISO 3166-2 |
Michoacán (formally: Michoacán de Ocampo) is a one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. It borders the states of Colima and Jalisco to the west, Guanajuato and Querétaro to the north, México to the east, Guerrero to the south east, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
It has an area of 59,864 km². In 2003 the population was estimated at 4,047,500 people. The state capital is the city of Morelia (previously known as Valladolid).
Michoacán also contains the cities of Apatzingán, Hidalgo, Jacona, Jiquilpan, La Piedad, Lázaro Cárdenas, Los Reyes, Paracho, Pátzcuaro, Puruándiro, Sahuayo, Uruapan, Zacapú, Zamora, and Zitácuaro, as well as the pre-Columbian ruins of Tzintzuntzán.
Aguililla is a town in Michoacán that is famous for its beautiful butterflies.
Michoacán contains 113 municipalities. See Municipalities of Michoacán.
- Michoacán state government (http://www.michoacan.gob.mx/) (Macromedia Flash)