Huayacocotla

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Huayacocotla
Town and municipal seat
Huayacocotla is located in Mexico
Huayacocotla
Huayacocotla
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°33′0″N 98°29′0″W / 20.55000°N 98.48333°W / 20.55000; -98.48333Coordinates: 20°33′0″N 98°29′0″W / 20.55000°N 98.48333°W / 20.55000; -98.48333
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipality Huayacocotla
Settled pre-Conquest
Town status 27 May 1881
Elevation 2,149 m (7,051 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,847
Website www.huayacocotla.gob.mx

Huayacocotla is a town (villa) 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, Huayacocotla reported a total population of 3,847.[1]

Name[edit]

"Huayacocotla" comes from the Nahuatl elements hueyi (large) coautli (tree) and tla (particle of abundance). It therefore means "place of large trees".

Media[edit]

Huayacocotla is home to XHFCE-FM, an indigenous community radio station, now broadcasting on the VHF band but previously operating for 30 years on short-wave frequencies as XEJN-OC.

References[edit]

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