Apatzingán de la Constitución
Official seal of Apatzingán
Nickname(s): La Perla de Tierra Caliente, Cuna de la Constitución Mexicana
Apatzingán is located in Mexico
Location of Apatzingán in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19.08861; -102.35083
Country Mexico
State Michoacán
Municipality Apatzingán
Founded 1617
 • Municipal President Uriel Chávez Mendoza ( PRI)
Elevation 325 m (1,066 ft)
Population (2010) [1]
 • Total 99,010
Time zone CST ( UTC-6)
 • Summer ( DST) CDT ( UTC-5)
Area code(s) 453
Website Official Website

Apatzingán (in full, Apatzingán de la Constitución) is a city and its surrounding municipality, in the west-central region of the Mexican state of Michoacán.


The Municipality of Apatzingán is located in the Tierra Caliente Valley. It has an area of 1,656.67 km² (639.64 sq mi), and reported a population of 99,010 (2010).

The city of Apatzingán is the fourth-largest in Michoacán (behind Morelia, Uruapan, and Zamora), with a 2005 census population of 93,180 persons.

The major Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and the municipality of Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares are to the west.