Yurécuaro

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Yurécuaro
Municipality an toun
Yurécuaro is locatit in Mexico
Yurécuaro
Yurécuaro
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°16′55″N 102°19′55″W / 20.28194°N 102.33194°W / 20.28194; -102.33194
Kintra Mexico
StateMichoacán
Area
 • Total12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot30,487
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Yurécuaro is a toun an a municipality in the region o the Chapala cienega at the north-wast in the Mexican state o Michoacán.

Yurécuaro comes frae the purepecha iorekuarhu means "river side" or "place o growin" "lugar junto al rio" o "Lugar de crecientes".

It is locatit at northwast o the state, in a hicht o 1530 metres (5065 ft) on the level o the sea.

It limits tae the north wi the state o Jalisco separatit bi the Lerma river, at wast wi La Piedad, at sooth wi Ecuandureo an tae the sootheast wi Tanhuato. The distance tae the state caipital Morelia is 125 miles an tae Guadalajara is 85 miles.

The ceety wis foondit 22 Mey 1559 bi Viceroy Don Luis de Velasco. This toun haes some o the maist bonnie crystal an siller jewelry.

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