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  1. a city in and the capital of Michoacán, in central Mexico.


  1. a state in SW Mexico. 23,196 sq. mi. (60,080 sq. km). Capital: Morelia.
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Historical Examples

  • Morelia, I had decided, was the best base for the operations that I was about to undertake.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

    Thomas Allibone Janvier

  • They were stationed at Morelia at the time, and went under Jimnez to the Caquet.

  • He was sub-chief of Morelia, and is often mentioned in the Truth charges.

  • Nearer at hand Mendez had evacuated Morelia, and was marching to Quertero.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • The specimen from 28 kilometers east of Morelia was found in an oak forest on a steep hillside at an elevation of 2100 meters.

British Dictionary definitions for morelia


  1. a city in central Mexico, capital of Michoacán state: a cultural centre during colonial times; two universities. Pop: 668 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1828): Valladolid


  1. a state of SW Mexico, on the Pacific: rich mineral resources. Capital: Morelia. Pop: 3 979 177 (2000). Area: 59 864 sq km (23 114 sq miles)
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