Pueblo Viejo Municipality, Veracruz

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Pueblo Viejo
Pueblo Viejo is located in Mexico
Pueblo Viejo
Pueblo Viejo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 22°11′0″N 97°50′0″W / 22.18333°N 97.83333°W / 22.18333; -97.83333
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipal seat Ciudad Cuauhtémoc
 • Municipal President Tomas Castillo Rivera (AFV), 2008-10
 • Total 286.24 km2 (110.52 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 52,593
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)

Pueblo Viejo is one of the 212 municipalities of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is located in the state's Huasteca Alta region. The municipal seat is the city of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Veracruz.


The municipality covers a total area of 286.24 km² and is located on Federal Highway 123. It borders with the state of Tamaulipas and the municipality of Pánuco to the north and west, with the Gulf of Mexico to the east, and with Tampico Alto to the south.


In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 52,593 (up from 48,054 in 1995), of whom 8,950 lived in the municipal seat.[1] Of the municipality's inhabitants, 553 (1.2%) spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl; 0.32% of the total population spoke no Spanish.[2]


The municipal seat of Pueblo Viejo is not its largest centre of population. Of the municipality's 73 settlements, the largest are:


  1. ^ "Pueblo Viejo". Portal del Gobierno de Veracruz. Veracruz State Govt. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Pueblo Viejo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 4 November 2008. 

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Coordinates: 21°17′N 98°22′W / 21.283°N 98.367°W / 21.283; -98.367