Heroica Zitácuaro is a Mexican city in the state of Michoacán, located at the entrance to the Oriente Region, and within the Quencio Valley. It is the head town of the Municipality of Zitácuaro. Its population is mainly dedicated to commerce and industry. Among its main avenues are: Bulevar Revolución, peripheral Francisco J Mujica, Supreme Boulevard American National Board, Hector Terán Avenue, Samuel Ramos Libramiento, Miguel Hidalgo Avenue, and Morelia Avenue. In the center, the most important streets for forming what is called the first square are Miguel Hidalgo Avenue, Calle Melchor Ocampo, Calle Lerdo de Tejada, Calle José María Morelos and the so-called "Calle del hambre" Calle 5 de Mayo. Otomi and Mazahua speaking communities live nearby.
They are distinguished: The sanctuary of the Virgen de los Remedios, patron saint of the city. The Juarez Theater of Zitácuaro, the Mora del Cañonazo, trace of the realistic attack of 1812. The Cerrito de la Independencia, monument to Ignacio López Rayón. El Bosque Dam, the archaeological zone of Ziráhuato, former Mazahua border fortress. La Calle del Hambre, a peculiar street artery with food stalls throughout the day. And the Temple of San Francisco, in the colony Coatepec de Morelos, the oldest in the city.
It is Zitácuaro the fourth most populated city of Michoacán and the first in the East Zone of the same state with 175,289 inhabitants, of which according to the census conducted in 2010,68% of the population in the city originated in Zitácuaro, while the 32% are people from Tuxpan, Jungapeo, Ciudad Hidalgo, the State of Mexico, Tierra Caliente and other states. On the other hand it is the third most economically important and developed city in the state, its development has been very considerable thanks to the industry and commerce that is based in the urban area, favoring the economy of both the city and the municipality and the state.