|La Piedad de Cavadas|
Location of La Piedad in Michoacán
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La Piedad de Cavadas is a city and its surrounding municipality (La Piedad municipality) located in the north-west of the Mexican state of Michoacán, bordering Jalisco and Guanajuato. Municipalities ( municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Arturo Torres (born December 11, 1980 in Harbor City, California) is an American Soccer player the first player in the history of The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Municipalities ( municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Michoacán formally Michoacán de Ocampo (from Nahuatl Michhuacān "place of the fishermen" is one of the 31 constituent states Jalisco is a state in Mexico. The capital of Jalisco is the city of Guadalajara. Guanajuato is the name of a state in Mexico and that state's capital city as well as a river in the area The original colonial name was San Sebastián. It is bordered by the town of Santa Ana Pacueco, Guanajuato. Guanajuato is the name of a state in Mexico and that state's capital city as well as a river in the area Both towns straddle the Lerma River. The Lerma Santiago River (Río Lerma Santiago is Mexico 's second longest river The city of La Piedad's population was 78,361 inhabitants in the 2005 census. The municipality has an area of 284. 11 km² (109. 7 sq mi) and its population was 91,132.
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La Piedad, "north door" of the state of Michoacán, surrounding the Lerma river, has limits at the north with the municipalities of Degollado Jalisco and Penjamo Guanajuato; at the east with the municipality of Numarán Michoacán; at the south with the municipalities of Zináparo, Churintzio and Ecuandureo Michoacán; and at the west with the municipality of Yurécuaro. Degollado is a Municipality in the eastern highlands of the Mexican State of Jalisco. Pénjamo (ˈpenxamo is a municipality located in the south-west of the Mexican state of Guanajuato. Yurécuaro is a town in the Mexican state of Michoacán. Yurécuaro means "Place of growing" "Lugar de crecientes o lugar junto al rio"
The municipality is connected through roads with cities in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, and of course Michoacán.
Places of interest include the town center with its beautiful quiosco (bandstand) built with quarried stone, the gateways, and the Señor de La Piedad church, which boasts perhaps the biggest dome in the country. Also of note are the Cavadas Bridge and the 30-metre-high El Salto waterfall.
There are also urban parks like Morelos Park, La Placa park, and the zoo. The city is famous because of its colorful Rebozos, and the singer Jose Alfredo Jimenez made it more famous with the song "El Perro Negro" ("The Black Dog"). José Alfredo Jiménez (born January 9, 1926 in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, died November 23, 1973 in Mexico
There are hotels from 3 to 5 stars in the city.
La Piedad is a hub for agricultural products. The town was once known as the center of the Mexican pork industry, and still plays an important part in that industry. However, La Piedad has recently moved its economy towards textiles. Major manufacturers like Marval have production facilities in La Piedad. Surrounding towns are Santa Ana, Yurecuaro, Degollado, Numaran, and Ecuandureo. La Piedad is also the headquarters for veterinary pharmaceuticals company LaPisa and industrial turbine manufacturer Turbomaquinas. A turbine is a rotary Engine that extracts Energy from a Fluid flow Also there is an important candy factory and sausage factories like Parma. La Piedad is also well known for having the best taco restaurants in the country, restaurants such as Tacos Ayala, which was established in 1964, owned by businessman Mr. Juan Ayala Sr. , with the headquarters located in the middle of downtown, and with more than 15 restaurants all over the city.
There are 569 companies registered in the municipality, which puts La Piedad in the top four cities in the state with the greatest number of companies, after Morelia, Uruapan, and Zamora. Morelia is the capital of the Mexican state of Michoacán de Ocampo. Uruapan is a city and municipality in the west-central part of the Mexican state of Michoacán.
The Kansas City Southern railway crosses La Piedad allowing other companies to settle around in the future.
Currently there are educational institutions from kindergarten, elementary schools, high schools, secondaries and colleges, and four universities that offer varied bachelor's degrees: Insituto Tecnologico de La Piedad, Universidad de Leon at La Piedad, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac, and Univer at La Piedad.
Many famous athletes and celebrities were born or lived in La Piedad, among these Ramon Morales, midfielder for Chivas de Guadalajara football team as well as his brother Carlos Morales, midfielder for Toluca. Ramón "Ramoncito" Morales Higuera (born October 10 1975 in La Piedad Michoacán) is a Mexican international football player currently playing Club Deportivo Guadalajara SA de CV, commonly known as Las Chivas ( The Goats) is a Mexican Association football team based in Guadalajara Carlos Adrián Morales Higuera (born September 6 1979 in La Piedad, Michoacán) is a Mexican soccer player who currently plays for The frontman for Regional Mexican group "Los Razos de Sacramento y Reynaldo" Sacramento Ramirez is also from La Piedad.
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In the city there are basketball and soccer (male and female) leagues, there are wrestling exhibitions, and the city has been finish of the Ruta Mexico (cycling). Yovani Gallardo (born February 27, 1986 in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico) is a Right-handed Starting pitcher Ramón "Ramoncito" Morales Higuera (born October 10 1975 in La Piedad Michoacán) is a Mexican international football player currently playing Carlos Morales can refer to Carlos Adrián Morales, a Mexican football (soccer player There are two public sport centers, clubs with tennis courts, a Lienzo Charro, and the Juan N. Lopez stadium. Outside the city are the Alianza, Mercantil and Azteca clubs, where there are soccer fields and swimming pools.
La Piedad was also the hometown for Los Reboceros de La Piedad, a soccer team in Mexico's Primera División A league, which later moved to the first division. Current teams Champions During their time in the first division, they captured the attention of Mexico's soccer fans with a number one finish in the league table. They were defeated by the Aguilas del America in La Liguilla (the playoffs). Los Reboceros merged with Queretaro, and became Los Gallos Blancos (The White Roosters) before their diminishment from national league soccer. Querétaro Fútbol Club is a football club based in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. Santiago Garcia is also a notable citizen from La Finca.
Insituto Tecnologico de La Piedad has recently gotten several prizes in Computer Science in the National Creativity Contest.
La Piedad suffers from big traffic issues, due to the location of this city. La Piedad is located close to the border of three states, Michoacan, Guanajuato and Jalisco. Thus the traffic problem arises. There are three highways entering this city; Mexico highways 110, 39, and 90. Highway 110 goes west and takes you to towns like Brisenas, La Barca, and the free route to Guadalajara. Highway 39 takes you south of La Piedad to Zamora, this highway takes you to the toll freeway 15, which goes north-south, from Nogales to Mexico City. Highway 90 takes you north of La Piedad to the state of Guanajuato.
The federal government has plans in progress to build a peripheral road in order to reduce the traffic.
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