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Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico)

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Geographic headingMorelia (Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico)
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Geographic subdivision usageMexico--Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo)
Variant(s)Michoacán (Mexico)
Nueva Ciudad de Mechoacán (Mexico)
Found inLos orígenes de Guayangareo-Valladolid, c1991: cover (Nueva Ciudad de Mechoacán, Pueblo y Ciudad de Guayangareo later named Valladolid, earlier name of Morelia [no publs. in LC database))
Morelia, Michoacán, c1993.
BGN gaz., Mexico, 1992 (Morelia, ppl, 19°42ʹN 101°07ʹW, Michoacán de Ocampo; cites 3 others)
Wikipedia, Feb. 20, 2013 (Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital of the state. The main pre-Hispanic cultures here were the P'urhépecha and the Matlatzinca, but no major cities were founded in the valley during this time. The Spanish took control of the area in the 1520s. The Spanish under Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza founded a settlement here in 1541 with the name of Valladolid, which became rival to the nearby city of Pátzcuaro for dominance in Michoacán. In 1580, this rivalry ended in Valladolid's favor and it became the capital of the colonial province. After the Mexican War of Independence, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of José María Morelos y Pavón, who hailed from the city)
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