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Tangamandapio is a municipality located in the northwest part of the Mexican state of Michoacán, WSW of Zamora, Michoacán, 165 km from the state capital of Morelia. The geographic coordinates are: 19° 57' North latitude and 102° 26' West longitude. The original name is Santiago Tangamandapio.

The municipality gained notoriety due to the Mexican television series El Chavo del Ocho (1972-80), in which the character Jaimito, el Cartero (portrayed by Raúl 'Chato' Padilla) cites Tangamandapio as his birthplace. Government of the municipality unveiled a statue after the character.[1]


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Coordinates: 19°57′N 102°26′W / 19.950°N 102.433°W / 19.950; -102.433