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 (mə-rāl′yə, mō-rĕ′lyä)
A city of southwest Mexico west-northwest of Mexico City. Founded in 1541 as Valladolid, it was renamed in 1828 after the revolutionary hero José María Morelos y Pavón (1765-1815).
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(Spanish moˈrelia)
(Placename) 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
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(mɔˈrɛ lyɑ)

the capital of Michoacán, in central Mexico. 428,486.
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He will travel to Morelia, Mexico in June to represent the United States.
Two new species in the Drosophila flavopilosa and Drosophila morelia species groups (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in the eastern Andes of Ecuador
Additionally, Volaris started to operate one domestic route (Morelia, Michoacan to Mexicali, Baja California) and four international routes (Fresno, California to Morelia Michoacan; San Jose, California to Morelia Michoacan; San Jose, California to Zacatecas, Zacatecas and Los Angeles, California to Acapulco, Guerrero).
La Morelia Nuts, the nut specialist acquired by the Barry Callebaut Group in 2012, presents a whole new range of high-quality caramelized nuts for the food industry in Europe.
Inarritu, like del Toro last year, will come down for the gala screening, a point of pride for Morelia's creative director Daniela Michel.
(Ebenaceae) fue descubierta en 1985 en el Manantial La Mintzita, en el municipio de Morelia, Michoacan.