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Tarímbaro is a municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán which Valtazar Gaona is the mayor of. The municipality has an area of 258.57 square kilometres (0.43% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by Copándaro, Meson Nuevo and Cuitzeo, to the east by Álvaro Obregón, to the south by Morelia and Charo, and to the west by Chucándiro. The municipality had a population of 51,479 inhabitants according to the 2005 census.[1] Its municipal seat is the city of the same name.

The economy of the municipality is mostly based on agriculture and ranching.

In pre-Hispanic times the region of present-day Tarímbaro was inhabited by the semi-nomadic Chichimeca (who knew the area "place of the willows") and the Purépecha people of Central Mexico.


  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°48′N 101°10′W / 19.800°N 101.167°W / 19.800; -101.167