Teapa (municipality)

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Teapa (municipality)
Municipality
Location of the municipality in Tabasco.
Location of the municipality in Tabasco.
Country  Mexico
State Tabasco
Population (2005)
 • Total 49,262
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Teapa is a municipality in Tabasco in south-eastern Mexico.[1] Its name comes from the word "Teaoan" from the Nahuatl language, which means "river over stones" or "stone's river". It refers to one of the rivers that crosses the town.

The municipal seat is Teapa city, and possess a division constituted by 18 ejidos, 15 ranches, 1 populated, 6 neighborhoods and 1 villa.[clarification needed][2] Its territorial extension is 679.78 square kilometres (262.46 sq mi), which corresponds to 2.76% of the state total; this places the municipality 16th in territorial extension. There is a border to the north with the municipalities of Centro and Jalapa; and in the south, east and west with the state of Chiapas. According to the results presented for the 2nd population and home count from 2005, the municipality has a population of 49,262 people.

Climate[edit]

The weather is warm and humid with rain all year round; it has an annual average temperature of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The monthly highest average is in June from 43 to 45°C and the lowest average is in December from 18 to 21°C.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Enciclpedia de los Municipios de México ESADO DE TABASCO". Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Tabasco PERFIL SOCIODEMOGRAFICO". Retrieved 2008-01-30. 

Coordinates: 17°32′07″N 92°45′03″W / 17.53528°N 92.75083°W / 17.53528; -92.75083