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Yuririhapundaro, Guanajuato, Mexico, also known as Yuriria (Spanish About this sound ), is one of 46 municipalities in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

NameEdit

The name Yuririhapundaro comes from the Purepecha language and means Place of the Bloody Lake.

Town factsEdit

ImmigrationEdit

Location and sizeEdit

Yuriria is located in the "Bajío", or lowlands, of Guanajuato. It is bordered to the east by Salvatierra and Santiago Maravatío, to the north by Jaral del Progreso and Valle de Santiago, to the south by Uriangato and Moroleón, and to the west by the state of Michoacán. Its total area is 656 kilometres².

PopulationEdit

The population of Yuriria and its surrounding areas totals 89,126 people. Of these, only 26,337 live in urban Yuriria, while 62,789 live in the rural areas surrounding the main town. The largest rural municipalities in Yuriria are Cerano (pop. 7,796), El Monte de los Juarez, its main agricultural source with a population of approximately 1,589, El Xoconoxtle (pop. 1,200), La Calera (pop. 3,896) and Casacuarán (pop. 3,398). Santa Monica Ozumbilla is one of the oldest communities in Yuriria dating as far back as the early 16th century.

Town iconsEdit

Yuriria has many structural, as well as geographical icons, that throughout the years have become major sight locations in the state of Guanajuato. Some of these include:

Ex-ConventoEdit

 
The Parroquia of Yuriria, important cultural icon of the state

The Ex-Covento, or cathedral is probably the most important architectural structure in Yuriria, as well as an important icon in the state in general. Since its construction in November 1550, and its culmination on 1559, its massive size and dazzling structure captured the attention of generations, and ultimately put Yuriria on the map. Its construction was started by Fray Diego de Chavez, nephew of the conquistador Don Pedro Alvarado and was designed by the famous architect Pedro del Toro.

Preciosa Sangre de CristoEdit

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Yuriria
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.1
(73.6)
25
(77)
27.7
(81.9)
29.9
(85.8)
31.0
(87.8)
29.2
(84.6)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
25.9
(78.6)
25.2
(77.4)
24.4
(75.9)
23.1
(73.6)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
7.6
(45.7)
10.1
(50.2)
12.5
(54.5)
14.7
(58.5)
15.5
(59.9)
14.7
(58.5)
14.6
(58.3)
14.4
(57.9)
12.0
(53.6)
9.0
(48.2)
7
(45)
11.6
(52.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
7.6
(0.3)
7.6
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
30
(1.2)
120
(4.7)
150
(6)
150
(6.1)
120
(4.6)
46
(1.8)
13
(0.5)
7.6
(0.3)
670
(26.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Yuriria, Guanajuato". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External linksEdit