Clickable interactive map of Michoacán, Mexico: Morelia, Uruapan, Patzcuaro, Zitacuaro, Playa Azul, Zamora, Paricutin volcano
The state of Michoacán is in the Central Pacific region, along with the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Colima. Michoacán is one of the most diverse states in Mexico in terms of its people, landscapes and economy.
The state of Michoacán has an area of about 58,600 square kilometers and a population of about 4.6 million (2017). The capital city of the state is Morelia, a university city with an abundance of beautiful colonial architecture. Other important cities include Zamora, center of an extensive agricultural area that specializes in strawberries, and Lázaro Cárdenas, site of a major oil refinery and container port.
The coastal scenery of Michoacán is among the finest anywhere in Mexico. Inland, volcanic peaks, such as Paricutin Volcano, vie for your attention with fertile intermontane valleys. The state is famous for its celebrations of cultural traditions such as Day of the Dead. Tourist “Magic Towns” in the state of Michoacán include Pátzcuaro, Tlalpujahua, Cuitzeo, Santa Clara del Cobre, Angangueo, Tacámbaro, Jiquilpan and Tzintzuntzan.
This state is the heartland of the indigenous Purépecha people, whose language and customs have remained largely intact to this day.
Clickable interactive map by Tony Burton
Published or Updated on January 1, 2005 by Tony Burton.