Castillo de Teayo, Veracruz

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Castillo de Teayo
Municipal seat
Archaeological site
Archaeological site
Castillo de Teayo is located in Mexico
Castillo de Teayo
Castillo de Teayo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°45′0″N 97°38′0″W / 20.75000°N 97.63333°W / 20.75000; -97.63333Coordinates: 20°45′0″N 97°38′0″W / 20.75000°N 97.63333°W / 20.75000; -97.63333
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipality Castillo de Teayo
Settled pre-Conquest
Modern settlement 1870
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,159

Castillo de Teayo is a village in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Located in the state's Huasteca Baja region, it serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, Castillo de Teayo reported a total population of 4,159.[1]

Name[edit]

"Teayo" comes from the Nahuatl te-ayo-k, which means "tortoise atop stone". This is a reference to the main pyramid of the nearby archaeological site known as the Castle of Teayo, a syncretic blend of the Toltec, Mexica, and Huastec cultures

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Castillo de Teayo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 9 November 2008.