Arteaga Municipality, Michoacán

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Arteaga (Spanish pronunciation: [arteˈaɣa]) is a municipality located in the southern region of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 3,454.71 square kilometres (5.87% of the surface of the state)[1] and is bordered to the north by the municipality of La Huacana, to the east by Churumuco and the state of Guerrero, to the south by Lázaro Cárdenas, and to the west by Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares, Tumbiscatío, Aguililla and Aquila. The municipality had a population of 21,173 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[2] Its municipal seat is the city of the same name.

The municipality is named in honour of General José María Arteaga Magallanes, a 19th-century national hero and governor of the state of Querétaro de Arteaga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michoacán Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved on October 7, 2007
  2. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

Coordinates: 18°21′N 102°17′W / 18.350°N 102.283°W / 18.350; -102.283