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
Official seal of 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]
 • Total58643 km2 (22,642 sq mi)
 Ranked 16t
Highest elevation3840 m (12,600 ft)
 • Total4,351,037
 • 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]
WebsiteOfficial 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.


  1. "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Senadores por Michoacán LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved 24 Mairch 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Michoacán". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2010.
  4. "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Archived frae the original on 23 Julie 2011. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2011.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Archived frae the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2011.
  6. "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2011.
  7. "Michoacán". 2010. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2011.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". www.pesomexicano.com.mx. Retrieved 10 August 2010.