For ither uises, see Morelia (disambiguation).

Morelia is a ceety an municipality in the north central pairt o the state o Michoacán in central Mexico.[2] The ceety is in the Guayangareo Valley an is the caipital o the state. The main pre-Hispanic culturs here wur the P'urhépecha an the Matlatzinca, but nae major ceeties wur foondit in the valley durin this time. The Spaingie teuk control o the aurie in the 1520s. The Spaingie unner Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza foondit a dounset here in 1541 wi the name o Valladolid, which became rival tae the nearbi ceety o Pátzcuaro for dominance in Michoacán. In 1580, this rivalry endit in Valladolid’s favor an it became the caipital o the colonial province. Efter the Mexican War o Unthirldom, the ceety wis renamit Morelia in honor o José María Morelos, who hailed frae the ceety. In 1991, the ceety wis declared a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid for its well preservit colonial biggins an layoot o the historic centre.[3]

Morelia
Cathedral o Morelia
Banner o Morelia
Banner
Coat o airms o Morelia
Coat o airms
Morelia is locatit in Mexico
Morelia
Morelia
Coordinates: 19°46′06″N 101°11′22″W / 19.76833°N 101.18944°W / 19.76833; -101.18944Coordinates: 19°46′06″N 101°11′22″W / 19.76833°N 101.18944°W / 19.76833; -101.18944
CountryMexico
StateMichoacán
MunicipalityMorelia
Foondit1541
Municipal Status1831
Foondit biAntonio de Mendoza
Named forJosé María Morelos y Pavón
Govrenment
 • Municipal PresidentWilfrido Lázaro Medina [1]
Elevation
1,921 m (6,302 ft)
Population
 (2010) Municipality
 • Tot729,757
 • Seat
597,897
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
58000
Aurie code(s)443
DemonymMoreliano/a
Wabsteidhttp://www.morelia.gob.mx
Offeecial nameHistoric Centre of Morelia
TeepCultural
Criteriaii, iv, vi
Designatit1991 (15t session)
Reference no.585
State PairtyMexico
RegionLaitin Americae an the Caribbean

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Arranca Sesion Solemne para uncion de Wilfrido Lazaro" (in Spanish). 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-15.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  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.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  3. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Michoacán Morelia" (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED. Retrieved 2009-11-21.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)