The municipality of La Piedad is located in the northwest of the state of Michoacán. The Municipality of La Piedad is one of the 113 municipalities in which the Mexican state of Michoacán de Ocampo is divided. It is located in the northwest of the state, on the border with Jalisco and Guanajuato. It heads the Penjamo-La Piedad Metropolitan Area located between the Mexican states of Guanajuato and Michoacan. The area registers a population according to the 2005 INEGI count of 249,512 inhabitants.