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Morelia

Line breaks: Mor|elia
Pronunciation: /mɒˈreɪlɪə
 
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Definition of Morelia in English:

A city in central Mexico, capital of the state of Michoacán; population 608,049 (2005). Founded in 1541, it was known as Valladolid until 1828.

Origin

renamed in honour of J. M. Morelos y Pavón (1765–1815), a key figure in Mexico's independence movement.

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