Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo (Spaingie pronunciation: [mitʃoaˈkan ðe oˈkampo]), officially Free an Sovereign State o Michoacán de Ocampo (Spaingie: Estado Libre y Soberano de Michoacán de Ocampo), is ane o the 31 states which, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. It is dividit in 113 municipalities an its caipital ceety is Morelia (umwhile cried Valladolid). The ceety wis namit efter José María Morelos, hero o the Mexican War o Unthirldom.

Estado Libre y Soberano
de Michoacán de Ocampo
Banner o Michoacán
Offeecial seal o Michoacán
Heredamos Libertad, Legaremos Justicia Social
(We Inheritit Freedom, We Bequeath Social Juistice)
State o Michoacán athin Mexico
State o Michoacán athin Mexico
Coordinates: 19°10′07″N 101°53′59″W / 19.16861°N 101.89972°W / 19.16861; -101.89972
Lairgest CeetyMorelia
AdmissionDecember 22, 1823[1]
 • GovrenorFausto Vallejo PRI
 • Senators[2]Jesús Garibay García PRD
Silvano Aureoles PRD
Marko Antonio Cortés PAN
 • Deputies[3]
 • Total58,643 km2 (22,642 sq mi)
 Ranked 16t
Highest elevation3,840 m (12,600 ft)
 • Tot4,351,037
 • Rank9t
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Density rank13t
Demonym(s)Michoacano (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
Aurie code
ISO 3166 codeMX-MIC
HDIIncrease 0.791 Medium Ranked 29th
GDPUS$ 16,409,455.078 mil[a]
WabsteidOfficial Web Site
^ a. The state's GDP was 210,041,025 million of pesos in 2008,[7] amount corresponding to 16,409,455.078 millon of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).[8]

Michoacán is locatit in Wastren Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Colima an Jalisco tae the northwast, Guanajuato an Querétaro tae the north, México tae the east, Guerrero tae the sootheast. Tae the soothwast, Michoacán haes a stretch o coastline on the Paceefic Ocean.


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  2. "Senadores por Michoacán LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Michoacán". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
  4. "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  6. "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  7. "Michoacán". 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved August 10, 2010.