Coeneo de la Libertad

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Coeneo de la Libertad
Skyline of Coeneo de la Libertad
Official seal of Coeneo de la Libertad
Country  Mexico
State Michoacán
Municipality Coeneo
Founded 1530
 • Municipal President Martin Vargas
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Lentil Monument in Coeneo

Coeneo de la Libertad is a town, the seat of the Coeneo municipality, located in the north central area of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The name Coeneo means "place of birds". Coordinates: 19°49′N 101°35′W / 19.817°N 101.583°W / 19.817; -101.583


In the year 1530 Friar Martín de la Coruña was the first to come into contact with the natives of the lands that now make up the present day Coeneo. He quickly gained trust, affection and respect, and convinced the natives to convert to the Catholic faith. However, the Spanish conquistador Nuño de Guzmán attempted to rob the natives of their possessions and abuse them for refusing to comply. This caused a period where the natives went back into the mountains and to destroy the progress that Martín de la Coruña had made. It was until the Friar Jacob Dacian succeeded de la Coruña that dialogue began again. An arrangement was made in 1542 for a few families to reallocate to the location now known as Coeneo due to a scarcity of water around the region. Once the new community was established plans were drafted to construct the town's church, a town square, and a patron was given "La Virgen del Rosario."


As of the census[2] of 2005, there were 3616 people residing in the town.


Coeneo enjoys a diverse set of both public and private schools.

  • Two pre-elementary schools
  • A public elementary school
  • A private elementary school - Institucion Educativa y Cultural Coeneo
  • A public middle school - Escuela secundaria tecnica #61
  • A COBAM (high school)
  • A center for adult education


The area around Coeneo is centered on agriculture where lentils and corn are the main crops cultivated. Non-agricultural industries are mainly related to construction materials, financial institutions, and small family-operated businesses.

Towns in Coeneo municipality[edit]

  • Coeneo de la Libertad
  • Santiago Azajo
  • Petroria
  • El Rodeo
  • Tunguitiro
  • San Isidro
  • Cotiro
  • Matugeo
  • Colonia Benito Juarez
  • El Transvaal
  • Zipiajo
  • El Cobrero
  • Colonia Primo Tapia
  • La Cañada
  • Laredo
  • Quencio
  • San Pedro Tacaro
  • Bellas Fuentes
  • La Cofradia
  • Emiliano Zapata
  • Comanja
  • Azajo
  • Aguas Caliente
  • Chahueto


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