Juárez Municipality, Michoacán

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Juárez is a municipality located in the eastern part of the Mexican state of Michoacán. The municipality has an area of 141.21 square kilometres (0.24% of the surface of the state)[1] and is bordered to the north by the municipality of Zitácuaro, to the east and south Susupuato, and to the west by Tuzantla and Jungapeo. The municipality had a population of 12, 016 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[2] Its municipal seat is the city of Benito Juárez.

It is unknown what ethnic group dominated the present day municipality of Juárez region in pre-Columbian times.[1]

The municipality is named after Benito Juárez, a Zapotec Amerindian who served five terms [3] (1858–1861), (1861–1865), (1865–1867), (1867–1871), and (1871–1872), as President of Mexico.


  1. ^ a b Michoacán Archived May 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved on October 6, 2007
  2. ^ "2005 Census". INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Archived from the original on February 27, 2013. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 
  3. ^ presidencia.gob.mx gobernantes Retrieved on October 6, 2007

Coordinates: 19°19′N 100°26′W / 19.317°N 100.433°W / 19.317; -100.433