Chontla

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Chontla
Municipality
Coat of arms of Chontla
Coat of arms
Chontla is located in Mexico
Chontla
Chontla
Location of Chontla within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°18′N 97°55′W / 21.300°N 97.917°W / 21.300; -97.917
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Government
 • Municipal President Pedro Macario González Pérez
Area
 • Total 361.09 km2 (139.42 sq mi)
Highest elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population
 • Total 14 549
 • Density 20.29/km2 (52.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code 92200
Area code(s) 785
Website http://www.chontla.gob.mx/

Chontla is a municipality in Veracruz, Mexico. It is located in the northern part of the state, about 220 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 361.09 km2. It is located at 21°18′N 97°55′W / 21.300°N 97.917°W / 21.300; -97.917.

Geography[edit]

Borders[edit]

Chontla is delimited to the west by Tantoyuca, to the south by Ixcatepec and Tepetzintla, and to the east by Citlaltépetl and Ozuluama.[1]

Settlements[edit]

Población y Vivienda de las principales localidades del Municipio de Chontla
Locality Pop. (2005) No. of Viviendas
Chontla Municipality 14,549 3,389
Chontla 2,208 560
San Francisco 1,768 395
San Juan Otontepec 1,126 242
Las Cruces 667 114
Cruz Manantial 617 142
La Garita 603 139
Magozal 585 171
Mata de Otate 540 151
Rancho Quemado 460 119
El Naranjal 413 86
Arranca Estacas 382 76
San Nicolasillo 380 91
Fuente: INEGI

Products[edit]

It produces principally maize, beans and chili peppers.

Events[edit]

In November the celebration in honor of Santa Catarina takes place .

Weather[edit]

The weather in Chontla is warm all year with rains in summer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Chontla" (in Spanish). [Gobierno Estatal]. Retrieved 2009-06-05.

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