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|Municipal seat||Parácuaro, Michoacán|
|• Municipal president||Jose Torres Parra ((PAN))|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Website||Página web de Parácuaro Michoacan (Spanish)|
- 1 History
- 2 Economy
- 3 Personalities
- 4 Cultural and tourist attractions
- 5 References
- 6 External links
From 10 December 1831, Parácuaro appears as Apatzingán's possession and approximately 30 years later on 20 November 1861 it was constituted in municipality by the Congress of the State. It as called Villa de Parácuaro de Morelos.
It is located in the southwest region of the state at 19° 8'45.83" N and 102°13'9.68" W at a height of 600 meters above sea level. It is bordered on the north by Tancítaro and New Parangaricutiro, on the east by Gabriel Zamora and Múgica, and on the south and the west by Apatzingán. It is 200 km from the capital of Michoacán.
It is tropical, with rains in summer. It has an annual rainfall of 800 millimeters and temperatures that range from 14 to 36 °C.
There are two resorts.
In the Paracuaro's municipal office you can find service of accommodations, bungalows and food service.
Cultural and tourist attractions
Parácuaro's parish and monument to Cenobio Moreno.
Holidays, dances and traditions
- November 20: Celebrates the beginning of the Mexican Revolution.
- 1st to 15 August: Celebrates the holiday of the Virgin of the Assumption.
- September 15 and 16: The native holidays are celebrated.
- Other holidays: Also the carnival holidays are celebrated at the beginning of every year and the Christmas holidays.
Wood furniture and harness-maker's shop.
Typical foods of the municipality are: morisqueta, iguana soup, fish soup (bagre, carpa), corn tamales with cream (uchepos), corundas de maíz with cheese and cream, tacos de res y chivo tipo barbacoa, enchiladas con pollo y cecina.
Media related to Parácuaro at Wikimedia Commons
- Página web de Parácuaro Michoacan (Spanish)