Huandacareo is a municipality capital in Mexico. It is located in the municipality of Huandacareo and the state of Michoacán de Ocampo, in the central part of the country, 230 km west of the capital Mexico City. Huandacareo is 1 855 meters above sea level and the number of inhabitants is 6 877. The terrain around Huandacareo is hilly to the northwest, but to the southeast it is flat. The highest point nearby is 2,061 meters above sea level, 2.0 km north of Huandacareo. Around Huandacareo, it is quite densely populated, with 166 inhabitants per square kilometer. The nearest larger community is Moroleón, 17.3 km northeast of Huandacareo. The area around Huandacareo consists mostly of agricultural land.
A tropical highland climate prevails in the area. The average annual temperature in the area is 19°C. The hottest month is May, when the average temperature is 25°C, and the coldest is September, with 14°C. The average annual rainfall is 1,200 millimeters. The wettest month is July, with an average of 276 mm of precipitation, and the driest is January, with 9 mm of precipitation.