Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares

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Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares is a municipality located in the Sierra Madre del Sur, in the southwest region of the state of Michoacán in central-western Mexico.

The municipality has an area of 2,881.57 square kilometres (4.89% of the surface of the state)[1] and is bordered to the north by the state of Jalisco and the municipality of Tepalcatepec, to the east by Arteaga and Aguililla, to the south by Aquila, and to the west by Chinicuila. The municipality had a population of 18,156 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[2] Its municipal seat is the city of the same name.

Coalcomán is a word of Nahuatl origin that means "Snake" or "Snake with Hands", according to some authors.[3]

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  1. ^ Michoacán Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved on October 8, 2007
  2. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Retrieved 2007-10-08. 
  3. ^ Aguililla, Michoacán Pueblo Náhuatl. Retrieved on October 8, 2007

Coordinates: 18°47′N 103°10′W / 18.783°N 103.167°W / 18.783; -103.167