|Municipal seat||Maravatío de Ocampo|
|• Municipal president||Jaime Hinojosa Campa|
|• Total||691.55 km2 (267.01 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,036 m (6,680 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The modern word Maravatío comes from the Purépecha word Marhabatio, meaning a precious place or thing.
The economy of Maravatío is primarily agricultural in nature, focusing on the production of strawberries, corn, beans, potatoes, wheat, and tomatoes. The municipality also has a herd of cattle with some economic importance, industries focused on the fabrication of ornamental ironwork, as well as business sectors.
Some of the principal places of interest to tourists in the municipality are the following:
- The Parish Church of San Juan Bautista
- Hacienda de Pomoca (the place where Melchor Ocampo lived)
- El Teatro Morelos (the Morelos Theater)
- El Mirador (the viewpoint)
The city contains the parochial temple of San Juan Bautista, built in the baroque style in the 16th century, as well as the chapel of the Immaculate Conception, in the mudéjar style; the chapel of the Lord of the Column; the Chapel of Saint Michael Archangel, in San Miguel Curahuango; the temple of Saint Mary, in Ziritzícuaro; and the temple of Uripitío.
Also of interest are the former haciendas of Apeo that were the property of Don Mateo Echaíz de Santa Elena in 1857; the house where Don Miguel Hidalgo stayed, near Independence Gate; the railway station, at which trains first arrived in 1883; and the Morelos Theater, constructed in the Porfirio Díaz era, which was inaugurated with a performance by the soprano Ángela Peralta.
Maravatío is a good base for visiting monarch butterfly sanctuaries between October and March, and there are many hot springs near the city suitable for bathing.
Along with tourists attractions, there are many places to enjoy a delicious meal, fruit, or desserts at a very low price.
Coaches run by several different companies run to and from Maravatio, connecting nearby towns like Atlacomulco and Ciudad Hidalgo, cities further afield such as Mexico City, Morelia and Querétaro, and international destinations like Atlanta, El Paso and Immokalee.
The nearest airport is Morelia International Airport.
Executive power in the municipality is vested in the presidente municipal or municipal president. The following table lists Maravatío's past executives:
|Term||Municipal President||Political party|
|1972||Guillermo Calderón Díaz||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1972-1974||Salvador Olvera Quintero||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1975-1977||Moisés Aguilar Monroy||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1978-1980||José Coronel Zamudio||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1981-1982||Florencio Alcantar Mejía||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1983||Cuauhtémoc Núñez||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1984-1986||Antonio Cruz Melo||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1987-1989||Carlos Torroella||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1990-1992||Cresenciano Hernández||Party of the Democratic Revolution|
|1993-1995||Raúl Fierros Fierros||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|1996-1998||Mario Cruz Andrade||Party of the Democratic Revolution|
|1999-2001||José Jaime Hinojosa Campa||Party of the Democratic Revolution|
|2002-2004||Ignacio Montoya Marin||Party of the Democratic Revolution|
|2005-2007||José Jaime Hinojosa Campa||Party of the Democratic Revolution|
|2008-2011||Roberto Flores Bautista|
|2012–2014||Guillermo Corona López|
|2015–2017||Jose Luis Abad Bautista|
|2018–present||Jaime Hinojosa Campa|
- Cayetano Gómez de Soria y Piñón (1791-?). Entrepreneur and landowner. A person of Spanish ancestry born in Mexico with humble beginnings, who began buying property at an early age until becoming one of the most important owners of haciendas in Michoacán.
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