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Coat of airms o Morelia
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Morelia is located 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
Municipal Status1831
Foondit biAntonio de Mendoza
Named forJosé María Morelos y Pavón
 • Municipal PresidentWilfrido Lázaro Medina [1]
1921 m (6,302 ft)
 (2010) Municipality
 • Total729,757
 • Seat
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal code
Area code(s)443
Offeecial nameHistoric Centre of Morelia
Criteriaii, iv, vi
Designatit1991 (15t session)
Reference no.585
State PairtyMexico
RegionLaitin 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]

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  1. "Arranca Sesion Solemne para uncion de Wilfrido Lazaro" (in Spanish). 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.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. Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2009.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)