is a municipality
located in the eastern part of the Mexican state
. The municipality has an area of 141.21 square kilometres (0.24% of the surface of the state) and is bordered to the north by the municipality of Zitácuaro
, to the east and south Susupuato
, and to the west by Tuzantla
. The municipality had a population of 12, 016 inhabitants according to the 2005 census. Its
municipal seat is the city of Benito Juárez
It is unknown what ethnic group dominated the present day municipality of Juárez region in pre-Columbian times.
The municipality is named after Benito Juárez, a Zapotec Amerindian who served five terms (1858–1861), (1861–1865), (1865–1867), (1867–1871), and (1871–1872), as President of Mexico.