Tierra Caliente (Spanish for Hot Land) is a cultural and geographical region in southern Mexico that comprises some low-elevation areas of the states of Michoacán, Guerrero and Mexico. As the name suggests, the region is characterized by a hot climate. The overall precipitation is also low - around 600 mm/year, but can be as low as 400 mm in some low-lying areas of Michoacán and Guerrero.
Guerrero has eight municipalities in the region:
Michoacán: Tepalcatepec, Churumuco de Morelos, San Lucas, Tuzantla, Susupuato de Guerrero, Nocupétaro, Carácuaro, Tiquicheo, Huetamo de Nuñez.
Estado de México: Tlatlaya, Amatepec, San Simón de Guerrero, Luvianos, Tejupilco, Sultepec, Zacualpan, Bejucos
Acapulco de Juárez, commonly called Acapulco, is a city and major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometres (240 mi) south of Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semicircular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico's history. It is a port of call for shipping and cruise lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United States. The city of Acapulco is the largest in the state, far larger than the state capital Chilpancingo. Acapulco is also Mexico's largest beach and balneario resort city.
Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Michoacán de Ocampo, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. The state is divided into 113 municipalities and its capital city is Morelia. The city was named after José María Morelos, a native of the city and one of the main heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.
Guerrero, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Guerrero, is one of the 32 states which comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 81 municipalities and its capital city is Chilpancingo and its largest city is Acapulco.
Nuevo León, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León, is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 51 municipalities and its capital city is Monterrey.
Uruapan is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán. It is located at the western edge of the Purépecha highlands, just to the east of the Tierra Caliente region. Since the colonial period, it has been an important city economically due its location. The city was conquered by the Spanish in 1522, when the last Purépecha ruler fled the Pátzcuaro area to here. The modern city was laid out in 1534 by Friar Juan de San Miguel. It played an important role in the War of Independence, and was the capital of Michoacán during the French Intervention. Today it is the center of Mexico's avocado growing region, with most of the crop distributed from here nationally and internationally.
The Chiapas highlands or the central highlands of Chiapas, is a geographic, sociocultural and administrative region located in Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico.
Indigenous peoples of Mexico, Native Mexicans or Mexican Native Americans, are those who are part of communities that trace their roots back to populations and communities that existed in what is now Mexico prior to the arrival of Europeans.
Aldama is a municipality of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. According to the census of 2010, the municipality had an area of 3,672 square kilometres (1,418 sq mi) and a population of 29,470, including the town of Aldama with a population of 13,661.
Apatzingán is a city and its surrounding municipality, in the west-central region of the Mexican state of Michoacán.
Irapuato is a Mexican city located at the foot of the Arandas Hill, in the central region of the state of Guanajuato. It lies between the Silao River and the Guanajuato River, a tributary of the Lerma River, at 1,724 m (5,656 ft) above sea level. It is located at. The city is the second-largest in the state, with a population of 342,561 according to the 2005 census, while its municipality has a population of 529,440. The municipality has an area of 845.16 km² and includes numerous smaller outlying communities. Although it is now an important center for regional trade and transportation center as well the site of several automotive and chemical manufacturing plants, the city's main industry has historically been agriculture and it has long been known for its strawberries and the raising of pigs and cattle. The fruits and flowers of Irapuato's luxurious gardens are well-known throughout Mexico.
Cuajinicuilapa Municipality is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Cuajinicuilapa. The municipality covers an area of 857.1 km². As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 25,537.
The Cuenca del Papaloapan Region is in the north of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico where the foothills of the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca meet the coastal plain of Veracruz. The principal city is San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec, the second largest in Oaxaca state.
Ixcateopan is an archaeological site located in the town and municipality of Ixcateopan de Cuauhtémoc, 36 kilometers from Taxco, in the isolated and rugged mountains of the northern part of Guerrero state, Mexico.
Region X is a Mexican intrastate region within the State of Mexico, one of 16. It borders the states of Guerrero and Michoacán in the southwest corner of the state. The region comprises four municipalities: Amatepec, Luvianos, Tejupilco, Tlatlaya. It is largely rural.
Monte Grande, Michoacán is a rancho (ranch) located in the Mexican State of Michoacán. This rancho has an area of 153.41 square kilometres and is bordered to the north by the municipality of San Lucas, Michoacán, It sits between the state of Guerrero, and to the west of Huetamo, Michoacán another popular city in the region of Tierra Caliente (Mexico).
Ixtlán is a municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
Carácuaro is a municipality in the Mexican state of Michoacán, located 77 kilometres (48 mi) south of the state capital of Morelia.
Beto y sus Canarios are a Regional Mexican band formed in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mexico. It was founded in 1987 by Gabino García and Edilberto Portillo. After releasing several albums, in 2004 the group released their album 100% Tierra Caliente, featuring the single Está Llorando Mi Corazón, which became a number-one hit in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
Los Viagras is a Mexican criminal group based in Michoacán, Mexico. The leader of the group is Nicolás Sierra Santana, who currently has arrest warrants for multiple counts of homicide, robbery, extortion, and kidnapping.