Álvaro Obregón (municipality)

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Álvaro Obregón
Municipality
Location of Álvaro Obregón in Michoacán
Location of Álvaro Obregón in Michoacán
Álvaro Obregón is located in Mexico
Álvaro Obregón
Álvaro Obregón
Location of Álvaro Obregón in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°48′N 101°02′W / 19.800°N 101.033°W / 19.800; -101.033Coordinates: 19°48′N 101°02′W / 19.800°N 101.033°W / 19.800; -101.033
Country  Mexico
State Michoacán
Established 8 February 1930
Municipal seat Álvaro Obregón
Area
 • Total 162.64 km2 (62.80 sq mi)
Elevation 1,800 m (5,900 ft)
Population
 • Total 18,696
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Álvaro Obregón is one of the 113 municipalities that make up the state of Michoacán in Mexico. It is located north of the state and about 26 kilometres (16 mi) from the city of Morelia. It has an area of 162.64 square kilometres (62.80 sq mi) and had a population of 18,696 inhabitants as of 2005. The municipality is named in honor of Álvaro Obregón, the President of Mexico from 1920 to 1924.

The municipality contains 35 localities, which include Álvaro Obregón, Tzintzimeo, El Calvario, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, and Lázaro Cárdenas.

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