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Apatzingán (in full, Apatzingán de la Constitución) is a city and its surrounding municipality, in the west-central region of the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Apatzingán
City
Apatzingán de la Constitución
Official seal of Apatzingán
Seal
Nickname(s): 
La Perla de Tierra Caliente, Cuna de la Constitución Mexicana
Apatzingán is located in Michoacán
Apatzingán
Apatzingán
Location of Apatzingán in Mexico
Apatzingán is located in Mexico
Apatzingán
Apatzingán
Apatzingán (Mexico)
Coordinates: 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19.08861°N 102.35083°W / 19.08861; -102.35083Coordinates: 19°05′19″N 102°21′03″W / 19.08861°N 102.35083°W / 19.08861; -102.35083
CountryMexico
StateMichoacán
MunicipalityApatzingán
Founded1617
Government
 • Municipal PresidentUriel Chávez Mendoza (PRI)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total99,010
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)453
WebsiteOfficial Website

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GeographyEdit

The Municipality of Apatzingán is located in the Tierra Caliente Valley. It has an area of 1,656.67 km² (639.64 sq mi), and reported a population of 99,010 (2010).

The city of Apatzingán is the sixth-largest in Michoacán (behind Morelia, Uruapan, Zamora, Lazaro Cardenas, and Zitacuaro), with a 2015 census population of 128,250 persons.

The major Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range and the municipality of Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares are to the west.

HistoryEdit

Mexico's Constitution of Apatzingán was signed in the city in 1814, during the Mexican War of Independence in the Viceroyalty of New Spain against the Spanish Empire.

Six federal police officers were charged with murder on August 21, 2019 for their supposed involvement in a police operation that left nine dead on January 6, 2015 in Apatzingán. At least nine people died and several were injured when police fired against members and sympathizers of self-defense groups who had taken over the municipal palace.[2]

ClimateEdit

Despite having an annual precipitation of 752 millimetres (29.6 in), Apatzingán has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification Bsh) due to its hot temperatures and high evaporation rates.[3]

Climate data for Apatzingán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 38.0
(100.4)
39.0
(102.2)
42.0
(107.6)
43.0
(109.4)
46.5
(115.7)
44.0
(111.2)
43.0
(109.4)
39.5
(103.1)
39.0
(102.2)
41.5
(106.7)
43.0
(109.4)
37.0
(98.6)
46.5
(115.7)
Average high °C (°F) 32.3
(90.1)
33.8
(92.8)
36.4
(97.5)
39.0
(102.2)
40.0
(104.0)
37.8
(100.0)
34.7
(94.5)
34.1
(93.4)
33.7
(92.7)
34.1
(93.4)
34.0
(93.2)
32.9
(91.2)
35.2
(95.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.7
(76.5)
26.0
(78.8)
28.4
(83.1)
30.7
(87.3)
32.7
(90.9)
31.6
(88.9)
29.2
(84.6)
28.5
(83.3)
28.2
(82.8)
28.2
(82.8)
27.3
(81.1)
25.7
(78.3)
28.4
(83.1)
Average low °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
18.1
(64.6)
20.3
(68.5)
22.4
(72.3)
25.4
(77.7)
25.5
(77.9)
23.6
(74.5)
22.9
(73.2)
22.7
(72.9)
22.2
(72.0)
20.7
(69.3)
18.5
(65.3)
21.6
(70.9)
Record low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.0
(50.0)
13.0
(55.4)
13.0
(55.4)
17.5
(63.5)
15.0
(59.0)
17.0
(62.6)
18.5
(65.3)
19.0
(66.2)
14.0
(57.2)
11.0
(51.8)
10.0
(50.0)
8.5
(47.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.1
(0.67)
1.1
(0.04)
0.8
(0.03)
0.6
(0.02)
11.2
(0.44)
129.5
(5.10)
166.2
(6.54)
175.2
(6.90)
148.5
(5.85)
81.9
(3.22)
14.6
(0.57)
5.2
(0.20)
751.9
(29.60)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 1.6 11.4 14.6 14.3 12.3 5.6 1.5 0.6 64.1
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010.
  2. ^ "Detienen a seis policías federales por matanza de 2015 en Apatzingán" [Arrest six federal police for killing in 2015 in Apatzingan], Informador.mx (in Spanish), August 22, 2019, retrieved August 22, 2019
  3. ^ Kottek, M.; J. Grieser; C. Beck; B. Rudolf; F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated" (PDF). Meteorol. Z. 15 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. ^ NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1971-2000[permanent dead link] (in Spanish). National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved August 28, 2012.

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