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For ither uises, see Morelia (disambiguation).
Cathedral o Morelia
Banner o Morelia
Coat o airms o Morelia
Coat o airms
Morelia is locatit in Mexico
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
Country Mexico
State Michoacán
Municipality Morelia
Foondit 1541
Municipal Status 1831
Foondit bi Antonio de Mendoza
Named for José María Morelos y Pavón
 • Municipal President Wilfrido Lázaro Medina [1]
Elevation 1,921 m (6,302 ft)
Population (2010) Municipality
 • Tot 729,757
 • Seat 597,897
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Simmer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 58000
Aurie code(s) 443
Demonym Moreliano/a
Offeecial name Historic Centre of Morelia
Teep Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, vi
Designatit 1991 (15t session)
Reference no. 585
State Pairty Mexico
Region Laitin Americae an the Caribbean

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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 
  3. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Michoacán Morelia" (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED. Retrieved 2009-11-21.