About morelia
Morelia is a city and municipal seat of the municipality of Morelia in the north-central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital and largest city of the state. The main pre-Hispanic cultures here were the Purépecha 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 viceregal province. After the Mexican War of Independence, the city was renamed Morelia in honor of José María Morelos, who hailed from the city. In 1991, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved historical buildings and layout of the historic center. It is tradition to name people born on September 30 after the city. The city population in 2020 was 743,275 inhabitants. The municipality had 849,053 inhabitants, and the Metropolitan Area, composed of Morelia, Tarímbaro, and Charo municipalities, had 988,704 inhabitants, according to the XIV Census.

Morelia

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women's white crew neck shirt
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low angle photography of church during daytime
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cars parked in front of brown concrete building during daytime
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man smiling while looking at the building
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brown concrete building under blue sky during daytime
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silhouette of mountains during sunset
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woman in white and black floral shirt and black pants sitting on train rail during daytime
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body of water under cloudy sky during daytime
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pink yellow and green umbrella
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people walking between alley road
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sun covered by clouds during night time
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green trees and mountains under blue sky and white clouds during daytime
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red and white concrete building during daytime
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white swan on water during daytime
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people walking on street near brown concrete building during daytime