follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

Uruapan

[oo-rwah-pahn; English oo r-wah-pahn] /uˈrwɑ pɑn; English ʊərˈwɑ pɑn/
noun
1.
a city in central Michoacán, in SW Mexico: near Paricutín volcano.
Also called Uruapan del Progreso
[del praw-gre-saw; English del pruh-gres-oh] /dɛl prɔˈgrɛ sɔ; English dɛl prəˈgrɛs oʊ/ (Show IPA)
.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Uruapan

Uruapan

/Spanish uˈrwapan/
noun
1.
a city in SW Mexico, in Michoacán state: agricultural trading centre. Pop: 282 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Uruapan

city, west-central Michoacan estado (state), west-central Mexico. Founded in 1533, Uruapan (from a Tarascan Indian term meaning "where the flowers abound") is famous for its Spanish-colonial atmosphere and colourful lacquerware and Indian handicrafts (see ). It is a rail terminus and agricultural marketing and processing centre in an area that produces coffee, grains, sugarcane, avocados, and other fruit. Uruapan is a base for tourists visiting the volcano Paricutin (about 20 mi [32 km] northwest), which appeared suddenly in 1943. The city is accessible by highway, railroad, and air from Mexico City to the east. Pop. (2005 prelim.) urban agglom., 279,229.

Learn more about Uruapan with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Uruapan

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Uruapan

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for uruapan