Eastern Mexico

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  Eastern Mexico.

Eastern Mexico (Spanish: Oriente de México), also called East-Central Mexico (Spanish: Centro-Oriente de México), is a region of Mexico, formed by the states of Hidalgo, Puebla, Tlaxcala and Veracruz. There are five indigenous ethnic groups living in the East-Central area: Nahuas and Totonac in the west, Otomi in the northwest, the Tepehuas (within the limits of the States of Hidalgo, Puebla and Veracruz), and the Huastecos in La Huasteca region.[1] The rest of the population are mestizos, afro-Mexican[2] and caucasian.

The largest unextracted oil reserves in Mexico are in this area, in the area known as Chicontepec, with a size of approximately 139 billion barrels.[3]


State Official Name

Estado Libre y Soberano de:

Flag Capital Largest city Area[4] Population (2010)[5] Order of Admission
to Federation
Date of Admission
to Federation
Hidalgo Hidalgo Flag of Hidalgo.svg Pachuca de Soto Pachuca de Soto 02084620,846 km2 (8,049 sq mi) 26650182,665,018 2626 181912141869-01-16[6]
Puebla Puebla Flag of Puebla.svg Puebla de Zaragoza Puebla de Zaragoza 03429034,290 km2 (13,240 sq mi) 57798295,779,829 044 181912141823-12-21[7]
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Flag of Tlaxcala.svg Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl Vicente Guerrero 0039913,991 km2 (1,541 sq mi) 11699361,169,936 2222 181912141856-12-09[8]
Veracruz Veracruz de
Ignacio de la Llave
Flag of Veracruz.svg Xalapa-Enríquez Veracruz 07182071,820 km2 (27,730 sq mi) 76431947,643,194 077 181912141823-12-22[7]

Major cities[edit]

Major Cities of Hidalgo
RelojPachucaAtardecer.jpg Tulancingo3.jpg
Pachuca de Soto Tulancingo
Major Cities of Puebla
Catedral puebla nocturna.jpg OverlookSanGabrielCholula01.JPG Zacatlán, Puebla.jpg
Puebla de Zaragoza Cholula Zacatlán
Major Cities of Tlaxcala
Capilla Campanario.jpg EscudodeHuamantla.jpg
Tlaxcala de Xicoténcatl Lázaro Cárdenas
Major Cities of Veracruz
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Veracruz Xalapa-Enríquez Córdoba Tlacotalpan

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