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Cathedral of Morelia
Cathedral of Morelia
Country Mexico
State Michoacán
Municipality Morelia
Founded 1541
Municipal Status 1831
Founded by Antonio de Mendoza
Named for José María Morelos y Pavón
Elevation 1,921 m (6,302 ft)
Population (2010)Municipality
 • Total 729,757
 • Seat 597,897
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 58000
Area code(s) 443
Demonym Moreliano/a

Morelia is a city and municipality in north central Michoacán in central Mexico. The city is in the Guayangareo Valley and is the capital of the state.

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