Apatzingán

Apatzingán
City
Apatzingán de la Constitución
Official seal of Apatzingán
Seal
Nickname(s): La Perla de Tierra Caliente, Cuna de la Constitución Mexicana
Apatzingán is located in Michoacán
Apatzingán
Apatzingán
Location of Apatzingán in Mexico
Apatzingán is located in Mexico
Apatzingán
Apatzingán
Apatzingán (Mexico)
Coordinates: 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19.08861; -102.35083
CountryMexico
StateMichoacán
MunicipalityApatzingán
Founded1617
Government
 • Municipal PresidentUriel Chávez Mendoza (PRI)
Elevation325 m (1,066 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total99,010
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)453
WebsiteOfficial 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.

Geography

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.

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