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Saltabarranca is a municipality located in the south zone of the State of Veracruz, Mexico, about 180 kilometres (110 mi) from state capital Xalapa. It has an area of 91.3 km2 (35.3 sq mi). It is located at 18°22′N 95°48′W / 18.367°N 95.800°W / 18.367; -95.800. There is not known the origin of the name of this existing municipality from the creation of the State of Veracruz (1824).

Geographic Limits[edit]

The municipality of Saltabarranca is delimited to the north by Lerdo de Tejada to the east by Angel R. Cabada, to the south and west by Tlacotalpan.[1] There is watered by the rivers San Juan, Ingenio and others, which are tributaries of the Papaloapan river, being outlined the renowned San Agustín and the Tecolapan.


It produces principally maize, beans, sugarcane, watermelon and green chile.


In Saltabarranca, in May takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de la Concepción, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de Guadalupe.


The weather in Saltabarranca is warm and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Saltabarranca" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-12.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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