Zozocolco de Hidalgo

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Zozocolco de Hidalgo
Municipality and town
Zozocolco de Hidalgo is located in Mexico
Zozocolco de Hidalgo
Zozocolco de Hidalgo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°08′N 97°35′W / 20.133°N 97.583°W / 20.133; -97.583Coordinates: 20°08′N 97°35′W / 20.133°N 97.583°W / 20.133; -97.583
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Area
 • Total 106.11 km2 (40.97 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,455
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Zozocolco de Hidalgo is a municipality located in southern Veracruz, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from state capital, Xalapa. It has a surface of 106.11 square kilometres (40.97 sq mi) and is located at 20°08′N 97°35′W / 20.133°N 97.583°W / 20.133; -97.583. The name comes from the Nahuatl: Xoxo-colco, which means “In the potter of clay".

Geography[edit]

The municipality of Zozocolco is bordered to the north by Nautla, to the east by Gulf of Mexico, to the south by Juchique de Ferrer and to the west by Misantla.[1]

Agriculture[edit]

It produces principally maize, beans and coffee.

Celebrations[edit]

Every September, a festival is held to celebrate St Michael (San Miguel), patron of the town, and in December there is a festival held in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Climate[edit]

A Roman Catholic church in Zozocolco.

The climate in Zozocolco is warm-humid with an average temperature of 22 °C (72 °F), with rains in summer and autumn.

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