Coatepec, Veracruz

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Coordinates: 19°27′00″N 96°58′00″W / 19.45°N 96.966667°W / 19.45; -96.966667

Iglesia de San Jerónimo
A typical street in Coatepec
A street in Coatapec beside the City Hall
The main market of Coatepec

The municipality of Coatepec (Spanish About this sound [koatepe'c] ) is found in the central region of the Mexican state of Veracruz. Its north latitude is 19° 27′, west longitude is 96° 58′, altitude of 1200.00 m, and surface of 255.81 km². It represents the 0.338% of the current state. The municipal seat and largest community of the municipality is also called Coatepec. The Mexican census of 2005 reported a population of 49,608 in the city, while the municipality had 79,787 inhabitants. The municipality also includes many smaller communities within its boundaries. The largest of these are Tuzamapan, Pacho Viejo, and Mahuixtlán.

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Coatepec borders the municipalities of Xalapa and Tlalnelhuayocan (north); Teocelo and Jalcomulco (south); Emiliano Zapata (east); and Xico and Teocelo (west).

Often called The Coffee Capital of Mexico, the name Coatepec comes from the Nahuatl coatl (serpent), and tepetl (hill), or "The Hill of the Snakes".

This municipality has four small rivers: the Pixquiac, the Pintores, the Sordo and the Hueyapan; all flow into the Pescados (La Antigua) River.

Coatepec was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006.

Coatepec is known for its coffee, which both tastes and looks appealing. The best option to buy coffee in Coatepec Veracruz is in "La Vereda" or in "Bola de Oro", you really need to discover "Bola de Oro," because it is the most popular variety in the country.

Regarding other matters, Coatepec has many traditions, with the most important being The Feast of Sán Jerónimo, which the people celebrate on September 30 each year.

The foods in Coatepec that are the most popular with the local population and tourists alike include: Tamales, Chilaquiles, Emmoladas, Gorditas, Lupitas, Enfrijoladas, and others.

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Coatepec's yearly median temperature is 19.5 °C (67 °F). Seasonal variations in temperature are moderate as elsewhere in central Mexico, whilst precipitation has more pronounced changes. The warmest month is May, when temperatures top 30 °C (86 °F) on average, although at night because of the high elevation the mercury drops to 15 °C (59 °F). The coolest month is January with temperatures varying from 9 °C (48 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F). Precipitation is at its lowest during the spring months (however still some rainfall falls from late cold fronts or early thunderstorm activity). Rainfall peaks at two times during the year, in June, at the beginning of the rainy season, and in September, towards the end of it. During these months precipitation exceeds on average 300 mm (11.8 in) and have been as high as over 25 in (640.7 mm in September 1974). The city's mild to warm temperatures have their extremes in 33 °C (92 °F) in May 1984 and -1 °C (28 °F) during February, 1976. There are 161 days with rain each year, while fog is common during the winter months.

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Source: Weather Underground

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