Venustiano Carranza, Michoacán

Venustiano Carranza is a small city located in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Michoacán, in the region of the Chapala Lake. The city is still better known for its former pre-Mexican revolution name San Pedro Caro, which derives from the town's patron saint and the last name of its original founders. Important spots in the town near the central square include a 17th-century church which has a clock tower. La Plaza is a town square structure that was recently renovated in 2005, which is packed on Sundays and town holidays and El Arco. There is a main farmer's market next to the municipal building and also a supermarket across the street. You can see mountains in the southeast part of town rumored to have a huge cross on a spot were La Virgin de Gaudalupe was seen.

San Pedro is the hometown to many residents that are scattered all over the US with some concentrations in cities and suburbs like New York, Hawaiian Gardens, California; Chicago, Illinois; Fresno, California; Bakersfield, California; East Los Angeles, California; and Phoenix, Arizona; this is mostly due to the high unemployment in the region, but this little town is kind and people there are friendly, welcoming people.

In July 2017, reports circulated that a volcano might be forming in the Pueblo Viejo community. The reports were based on earth cracks filled with ash that formed in a soccer field. Ground temperatures were measured in excess of 250 °C (482 °F). Experts from National Autonomous University of Mexico concluded that the high temperatures were caused by composting of buried organic material, not volcanism.[1] The purported volcano was linked with the 20th century volcano Parícutin. Venustiano Carranza is located near the edge of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field[2], which includes Parícutin, although Parícutin itself is about 320 kilometres (200 mi) distant.[3]


From 21 to 29 June each year, a 9-day festival is celebrated commemorating the founding of the town and its patron or saint San Pedro. During the Christmas and Holy Week holidays many festivals are celebrated as well.

See alsoEdit

Sahuayo, neighboring city


  1. ^ "Burned goats trigger volcano questions". Mexico News Daily. Notimex. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  2. ^ Hasenaka, Toshiaki; Ban, Masao; Granados, Hugo Delgado (1994). "Contrasting volcanism in the Michoacan-Guanajuato Volcanic Field, central Mexico: Shield volcanoes vs. cinder cones". Geofísica Internacional. 33: 125–138. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  3. ^ Glum, Julia (2017-07-15). "New volcano? Mexican villagers scared after finding burned goats and 480-degree soil". Newsweek. Retrieved 2017-07-19.

Coordinates: 20°06′57″N 102°39′15″W / 20.1158°N 102.6542°W / 20.1158; -102.6542