Zentla, Veracruz

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Zentla is located in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°4′30″N 96°41′45″W / 19.07500°N 96.69583°W / 19.07500; -96.69583Coordinates: 19°4′30″N 96°41′45″W / 19.07500°N 96.69583°W / 19.07500; -96.69583
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipality Zentla
 • Urban 241 km2 (93 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
 • City 12,339
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

Zentla is a town located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is the seat of the municipality of Zentla. It has an area of 241 km2.[1] The city has a population of 12,339.[2]

It has an elevation of 950 meters above mean sea level.

In 1984, it was founded with the name of "Colony Manuel Gonzales" by Italian immigrants coming mainly from the north such as Veneto, Friuli, Piedmont, Lombardia, and some southerners like Abruzzo, Sicily and Calabria. Every summer they celebrate the arrival of the Italian immigrant community. In 1926, Zentla was established as a city. The main economic activities in Zentla are agriculture, the sugar industry, and fishing. Zentla is known for its piloncillo production. The main festival is the "day of sugar" in May.[1]


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