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Morelia

(mōrā`lyä), city (1990 pop. 489,756), capital of Michoacán state, W Mexico. It is the commercial and processing center of an irrigated agricultural and cattle-raising area. Founded as Valladolid in 1541 by Antonio de Mendoza, Morelia is built on a rocky hill and is surrounded by a fertile valley at the western edge of the central plateau. High peaks border the valley on three sides. The climate is warm and healthful. The city is supplied with water by an aqueduct dating from the colonial period. The most imposing Spanish structure is the cathedral, begun in 1640; colonial architecture, some modern buildings, and shaded plazas give the city a pleasant atmosphere. The Colegio de San Nicolás, founded (1540) in Pátzcuaro and transferred in 1580 to Morelia, is the oldest institution of higher learning in Mexico. Morelia was the birthplace of Agustín de IturbideIturbide, Agustín de
, 1783–1824, Mexican revolutionist, emperor of Mexico (1822–23). An officer in the royalist army, he was sympathetic to independence but took no part in the separatist movement led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and in fact helped to
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 and of the patriot José María Morelos y PavónMorelos y Pavón, José María
, 1765–1815, Mexican leader in the revolution against Spain, a national hero. He was, like Hidalgo y Costilla, a liberal priest.
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, for whom it was renamed in 1828.

Morelia

 

a city in central Mexico and the administrative center of the state of Michoacán. Population, 210,000 (1970). It is linked with Mexico City by rail and the Pan American Highway. The chief industries are food processing, woodworking, textiles, and the production of leather footwear. Morelia is the site of a university, a museum of local lore, and archaeological and ethnographic museums. Founded in 1541, the city has note-worthy buildings dating from the 16th to the 18th century.

Morelia

a city in central Mexico, capital of Michoac?n state: a cultural centre during colonial times; two universities. Pop.: 668 000 (2005 est.)
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El analisis tematico sobre el concepto de dengue de mujeres y hombres de Morelia, Mexico se puede observar en la Tabla 1.
During the past three years, eleven airlines, including three carriers that had not served LAX before (Emirates, Volaris and V Australia) began non-stop service to overseas destinations including: Air New Zealand to Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Alitalia resumed service to Rome, Italy, following an eight-year absence from LAX; Emirates to Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Copa Airlines to Panama City, Panama; Delta Airlines to Sydney, Australia; Korean Airlines to Sao Paulo, Brazil; Volaris Airlines to Guadalajara, Morelia, Mexico City/Toluca and Zacatecas, Mexico; United Airlines to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; V Australia to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney; Virgin America to Cancun, Mexico, and Toronto, Canada; and West Jet to Edmonton, Canada.
Percepciones, que el ano pasado se exhibio en la seccion de cortometrajes en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Mexico, se presentara como parte del Festival de Cortometraje El cine a las calles, del 7 al 28 de diciembre en distintas partes al aire libre de la ciudad, comenzando por la pantalla externa del Auditorio Nacional.
MORELIA, Mexico - Australia's Jarrod Lyle won the Mexico Open for his first Nationwide Tour victory, closing with an 8-under 63 on Sunday for a five-stroke victory over American rookie Matthew Every.
The American aircraft had landed on the outer runway, preparing to cross the inner runway, on which the Airbus was readying for take-off for Morelia, Mexico.
El evento dio continuidad en la Universidad del Zulia al convocado en julio de 1999 por El Colegio de Michoacan, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia y Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo y efectuado en la ciudad de Morelia, Mexico.
At the same time, TMGI has increased its capacity for the manufacturing of magnesium steering wheels in its die casting facility in Morelia, Mexico, by an additional four production lines.
Natalie Gulbis shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead in the Corona Morelia Championship in Morelia, Mexico, while Lorena Ochoa struggled to a 71 in her second LPGA Tour event in her homeland.
In 1934, Guston and Ruben Kadish attended mural workshops in Los Angeles taught by David Siqueiros, who, in 1935, invited them to Morelia, Mexico, to paint a mural at the very radical state university.
So three years ago, the foundation opened the Nuevas Oportunidades Educativas after-school center in Morelia, Mexico.