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Official seal of Yurécuaro
Coordinates: 20°16′55″N 102°19′55″W / 20.28194°N 102.33194°W / 20.28194; -102.33194
 • Mayor Jaime Perez
Population (2005)
 • Total 30,487
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Yurécuaro is a town and a municipality in the region of the Chapala cienega at the north-west in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Yurécuaro comes from the purepecha iorekuarhu means "River side" or "Place of growing" "lugar junto al rio" o "Lugar de crecientes".

It is located at northwest of the state, in a height of 1530 meters (5065 ft) on the level of the sea.

It limits to the north with the state of Jalisco separated by the Lerma river, at west with La Piedad, at south with Ecuandureo and to the southeast with Tanhuato. The distance to the state capital Morelia is 125 miles and to Guadalajara is 85 miles.

The city was founded May 22 of 1559 by Viceroy Don Luis de Velasco. This town has some of the most beautiful crystal and silver jewelry.


You can go to yurecuaro thru road or train

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