The municipality of Yuriria is one of the 46 municipalities of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The municipal seat is the city of Yuriria, which stands out for its location and its historical importance. Formerly it was known as San Pablo Yuririhapúndaro. It is located in sub-region III southwest of the state of Guanajuato. In this city there is also an artificial lake that is called "Yuriria Lagoon". The city of Yuriria is commercial, but not geographically, linked to the cities of Uriangato and Moroleón.
These three form the same metropolitan area since October 2010, the Moroleón-Uriangato-Yuriria metropolitan area is the 75th largest city in the country and the 5th most populated in the state of Guanajuato, the first is the ZM de León, Guanajuato It is also the smallest of the 56 metropolitan areas of Mexico, it should be mentioned that the three municipalities are urbanized almost in their entirety, so that the rural population of these represents less than 20% of its total population. According to the INEGI population census conducted in 2010, the population of the municipality of Yuriria is 70,782 inhabitants, however the population of the three municipalities that make up the Moroleón-Uriangato-Yuriria metropolitan area is 179,451 inhabitants.