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Churumuco de Morelos
Churumuco is located in Mexico
Location of Churumuco in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°37′00″N 101°38′00″W / 18.61667°N 101.63333°W / 18.61667; -101.63333Coordinates: 18°37′00″N 101°38′00″W / 18.61667°N 101.63333°W / 18.61667; -101.63333
Country Mexico
State Michoacán
Municipality Churumuco
 • Mayor Gildardo Barrera Estrada (PRI-PVEM)
 • Total 111,944 ha (276,620 acres)
 • Water 8,175 ha (20,201 acres)
Elevation 200 m (700 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 14,366
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 425

Churumuco is a municipality located in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 1,119.44 square kilometres (1.90% of the surface of the state)[2] and is bordered to the north by the municipality of La Huacana, to the northeast by Turicato, to the south by the state of Guerrero, to the southwest by Huetamo, and to the west by Arteaga. The municipality had a population of 13,801 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[3]

Its municipal seat is the city of Churumuco de Morelos, which is named after José María Morelos, a Mexican priest and revolutionary rebel leader who led the Mexican War of Independence movement. Morelos served as priest of the town before taking arms.

Churumuco (from the Purépecha word Churumekua) means "Bird's beak".[4]


  1. ^ "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Michoacán Archived May 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved on October 7, 2007
  3. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  4. ^ Michoacán Municipios de mayor población de Michoacán de Ocampo. Retrieved on October 7, 2007

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