Banderilla, Mexico

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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 19°35′N 96°56′W / 19.583°N 96.933°W / 19.583; -96.933. 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.

Geographical limits[edit]

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.[1] To the municipality it is watered by tributary rivers of the río Sedeño, which in turn is a tributary of the river Actopan.

Agriculture[edit]

It produces principally maize, sugarcane and coffee.

Celebrations[edit]

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.

Weather[edit]

The weather in Banderilla is cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.

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