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Copándaro is a municipality located in the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 173.52 square kilometres (0.21% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by Huandacareo and Cuitzeo, to the east and south by Tarímbaro, and to the west by Chucándiro. The municipality had a population of 8,131 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[1] Its municipal seat is the city of Copándaro de Galeana.

The main communities found in the municipality are Copándaro de Galeana, San Agustín del Maíz, Santa Rita, El Nispo, Arúmbaro, Congotzio, La Canada, y las Canoas.

First Website[edit]

Copandaro just recently has had a new website at It has become the first ever Copandaro de Galeana-based website on the net. The website is run by Luis, and is owned by the Urbalado Media Productions company.

Origin of Copandaro[edit]

The word Copándaro is of Purépecha language origin and means "place of the avocado".


  1. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2007-09-19.

Coordinates: 19°54′N 101°13′W / 19.900°N 101.217°W / 19.900; -101.217