Acuitzio

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Acuitzio
Municipality
Location of Acuitzio in Michoacán
Location of Acuitzio in Michoacán
Acuitzio is located in Mexico
Acuitzio
Acuitzio
Location of Acuitzio in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°30′N 101°20′W / 19.500°N 101.333°W / 19.500; -101.333Coordinates: 19°30′N 101°20′W / 19.500°N 101.333°W / 19.500; -101.333
Country  Mexico
State Michoacán
Established 26 April 1856
Municipal seat Acuitzio del Canje
Area
 • Total 180.13 km2 (69.55 sq mi)
Elevation 2,075 m (6,808 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 10,052
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Acuitzio is a municipality located in the central region of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 180.13 square kilometres (0.30% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north and northwest by the municipality of Morelia, to the east by Madero, to south by Tacámbaro, and to the southwest by Huiramba. The municipality had a population of 10,052 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[1] Its municipal seat is the city of Acuitzio del Canje.

A religious center near Acuitzio named Coatepec was founded by the Aztecs sometime in the 12th century. It is believed that the Aztecs abandoned the center to migrate to a place their Gods had mandated.[2] Acuitzio is a word of Tarascan origin that means "Place of the snakes".[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Acuitzio del Canje
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75.2)
24.6
(76.3)
26.8
(80.2)
29
(84)
29.5
(85.1)
27.6
(81.7)
25.8
(78.4)
26
(78.8)
25.7
(78.3)
25.7
(78.3)
25
(77)
23.7
(74.7)
26.12
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
3.7
(38.7)
5.9
(42.6)
8
(46.4)
9.5
(49.1)
10.7
(51.3)
10.9
(51.6)
10.8
(51.4)
10.6
(51.1)
8.8
(47.8)
5.7
(42.3)
3.8
(38.8)
7.63
(45.73)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
10
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
71
(2.8)
165
(6.5)
200
(8)
239
(9.4)
244
(9.6)
80
(3)
28
(1.1)
8
(0.3)
1,108
(43.6)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ Ordenjuridico.gob.mx "Antecedentes Históricos". Retrieved on October 5, 2007.
  3. ^ Acuitzio-Pátzcuaro "Historia". Retrieved on October 5, 2007.
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Acuitzio del Canje, Michoacán". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.