Nueva Italia, Michoacán
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|Nueva Italia de Ruiz|
|Foundation||November 19, 1909|
|• Mayor||Armando Medina|
|• Founder||Dante Cussi|
|Elevation||420 m (1,377 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
The town was founded in 1909 by Italian Dante Cusi to become the leading producer of cotton, rice, melon and maize of all of Mexico because it introduced these arid and fertile waters of the Rio del Marquez as it is known in this area is the Rio Cupatitzio through channels and traps which once was the largest irrigation complex of Latin America, also introduced the railroad one who brought along their children from Germany and built a ranch today the ruins.
On February 3, 1942, New Italy separated from the municipality of Parácuaro to form the new municipality of Zaragoza. In 1969 the municipality changed its name to "Mugica".
Because of this the people of Nueva Italia population increased rapidly, and thanks to the boom got people working around Michoacán mainly Parácuaro and Apatzingán, but people also came throughout Mexico mainly Sinaloa and Guerrero.
This town has the largest ejido of all Mexico with more than 22,000 hectares.
Nueva Italia is located in the center of the state of Michoacán, in the coordinates 19° 01' latitude and 102° 06'W, approximately 420 meters above sea level. Bordered on the north by the town of Lombardía, lying west of the town of La Huacana, east of the town of Parácuaro and the city of Apatzingán. To the south lie El Letrero and Gambara villages in the same municipality.
OROGRAPHY: Their relief is the Depresión del Balsas and the Cerro Nueva Italia.
CLIMATE: Temperate, with rain in summer. Its annual temperatures range from 17 °C to 44 °C.
According to the 15 census, the city's population was 32,149. The population fell in 2000 to 30,345 and in 2005 to 28,343,showing a loss of over 3,800 people over that decade.
The 2010 Census showed 32,467, an increase of 4,124 inhabitants.
Its cuisine constitute the morisqueta mainly Michoacan enchiladas, soups, mole, perch, and roast. The latter was brought to this land in 1985 by Raul Sandoval Mejia. Roasted goat has been a favorite among Nueva Itsis residents for 4 decades. Snacks include huchepos, corundas and many others.
Neoitalense economy constitute the agriculture and is planted primarily corn, lemon, cucumber, mango, etc., The livestock with cattle, pig of poultry and hives and trade and traded fruit and vegetables among others.
It has several shopping centers, with Elektra[disambiguation needed] Bodega Aurrerá, Bancomer, Banamex, Banco Azteca in terms of known centers are concerned, with service of taxi, bus, cable tv telephony as with Telmex Telcel and Movistar, 2 municipal markets as well of 2 sports halls and a unit with a small stadium with a capacity for 1,450 people.