Tihuatlán (municipality)

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Tihuatlán
Municipality
Tihuatlán is located in Mexico
Tihuatlán
Tihuatlán
Location of Tihuatlán within Mexico
Coordinates: 18°27′N 96°21′W / 18.450°N 96.350°W / 18.450; -96.350
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Foundation 1598
Government
 • Municipal President José Enrique Romero Alarcón
Area
 • Total 828.3 km2 (319.8 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 80 923
 • Density 97.7/km2 (253/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-7)
Website Official Website

Tihuatlán is a municipality located in the north zone in the State of Veracruz, about 316 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 828.29 km2. It is located at 18°27′N 96°21′W / 18.450°N 96.350°W / 18.450; -96.350. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Cihua-tlán; that means “Women’s place " but refers to gods.

Geographic limits[edit]

The municipality of Tihuatlán is delimited to the north by Temapache and Tuxpam, to the east by Papantla, Poza Rica and Cazones de Herrera to the south by Coatzintla and to the south-west by Puebla State.[1] It is watered by the rivers Cazones and Tontepec, which end in the gulf of Mexico.

Agriculture[edit]

It produces principally maize, beans, green chile and orange fruit.

Celebrations[edit]

In Tihuatlán, in October takes place the celebration in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Transportation[edit]

El Tajín National Airport is located in Tihuatlán.[2]

Weather[edit]

The weather in Tihuatlán is warm and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tihuatlán" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ "DIRECTORIO DE OFICINAS DE VENTAS." Aeromar. 4/7. Retrieved on December 18, 2010.

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