The State of Michoacan, forms part of the central western part of Mexico and is located between 20º 23′ 44” and 18º 09′ 49′ north latitude and 100º 04′ 20′ west longitude of the Greenwich meridian. It extends 59,864 sq. km. (23,113 sq. mi.), is the 16th state in Mexico and is divided into 113 municipalities with a population of approximately 3’985,667 inhabitants..
The State of Michoacan boundaries lie with the State of Jalisco and with the State of Guanajuato in the north; with the State of Queretaro in the northeast; with the State of Estado de Mexico in the east; with the State of Guerrero in the southeast; with the State of Colima in the west; and the Pacific Ocean in the southeast with a littoral 213 kilometers (132 mi) long.
In the State of Michoacan the climate varies much from place to place depending on variables such as, the altitude above sea level, ground relief and prevailing winds. The climatic conditions prevailing here are: tropical with summer rains with an average temperature of 28ºC in the hot land and on the coast; mild with summer rains with an average temperature of 22ºC in the central part of the state; dry-warm temperatures with scarce rain in the summer in the lower part of the state and in the Balsas river; depression with mild rainfall all year long and a drier winter season in the higher central part northwest of the state; and very cold to freezing weather in Angangueo and Zituacaro.
- Puerto Vallarta
- San Juan de los Lagos
- Ciudad Guzman