Fortín de las Flores

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Fortín de las Flores
City
City Hall, Fortín de las Flores
City Hall, Fortín de las Flores
Fortín de las Flores is located in Mexico
Fortín de las Flores
Fortín de las Flores
Coordinates: 18°54′0″N 97°0′0″W / 18.90000°N 97.00000°W / 18.90000; -97.00000Coordinates: 18°54′0″N 97°0′0″W / 18.90000°N 97.00000°W / 18.90000; -97.00000
State Veracruz
Municipality Fortín
Established Late 18th century
Town status 15 July 1955
City status 12 November 1959
Government
 • Mayor Armel Cid de León (PRI)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2005)
 • City 18,965
 • Metro 53,311 (municip.)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-7)
Website fortin.gob.mx

Fortín de las Flores is a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. Fortín de las Flores is the municipal seat of Fortín municipality, which borders the municipalities of Córdoba, Naranjal and Ixtaczoquitlán. It stands on Federal Highways 190 and 180 and the Mexico City to Veracruz railway.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the city reported a total population of 18,965, with 53,311 in the surrounding municipality.[1]

The ravine of Metlac, which borders the Cañón del Río Blanco National Park (es),[2] is the most famous feature of Fortín de las Flores.[3]

The residents of Fortín de las Flores are considered by freighthopping Central American migrants to be some of the most generous in Mexico.[4]

Barranca de Metlac (the ravince of Metlac) in an early 20th century postcard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fortín". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. INAFED. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Parque Nacional Cañón del Río Blanco". Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Barranca de Metlac". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Nazario, Sonia. Enrique's Journey. New York: Random House, 2006. p. 104

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