Banderilla is a municipality located in the central zone of the State of Veracruz, Mexico, about 9 km from the state capital, Xalapa. It has a surface area of 22.21 km². It is located at . Tradition has it that the name alludes to a small flag (banderilla) that thieves would hoist on the summit of the hill of La Martinica as a signal to their accomplices that a valuable goods were being moved along the royal highway.
The municipality of Banderilla is delimited to the north and north-east by Jilotepec, to the east and the south by Xalapa, to the south-east and west by Rafael Lucio. To the municipality it is watered by tributary rivers of the río Sedeño, which in turn is a tributary of the river Actopan.
In Banderilla , in March takes place the celebration in honor to San José, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de Guadalupe.
The weather in Banderilla is cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Banderilla" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-16.