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Michoacan Travel Guide, Mexico

The state of Michoacán is famous for its abundant natural, cultural, artistic, historic, and spiritual features. The variety in the state of Michoacán is the major reason why today it has become one of the very important and famous states in the country of Mexico. The reason behind the city being named as Michoacán was the abundant fishermen in this city. The word Michoacán means “Fisherman’s Land” in local language and hence it was called so during the historical years by the locals of this city.

The state of Michoacán is surrounded by Eje Neovolcanico and Seirra Madre del Sur mountains. The state of Michoacán stretches over an area of around 60000 square kilometers which starts from the central plateau and ends up in the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding areas of Michoacán are famous for abundant butterflies which spend around 6 months ever year in the jungles of Oyamel. These surrounding regions of Michoacán are Ocampo and Angangueo.

The economy for the state of Michoacán mostly relies on agriculture due to the soil, which is very rich for farming purposes. Due to the natural advantages, the state regularly produces large quantities of fruits, cereals, and vegetables. Another field, which regularly brings in enough jobs plus economic stability for the state of Michoacán, is various mines that are available in and around the state of Michoacán. You will be surprised to find many zinc, silver, iron, and gold mines. Steel production happens to be one of the largest when compared to the steel market of Mexico.

Some other niches, which provide economical growth for the state of Michoacán, are tourism, various energy industries, theatrical shows, ancient shows, various art exhibitions, and different film festivals.  The annual film festival of Michoacán has now gained international recognition with many film stars from various countries regularly coming to participate in such shows.

The state of Michoacán has around 4 million inhabitants and this makes it the  7th in terms of population when compared to other states of Mexico.

 
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