Santiago Sochiapan

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Santiago Sochiapan
Municipality and town
Santiago Sochiapan is located in Mexico
Santiago Sochiapan
Santiago Sochiapan
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°39′N 95°44′W / 18.650°N 95.733°W / 18.650; -95.733Coordinates: 18°39′N 95°44′W / 18.650°N 95.733°W / 18.650; -95.733
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
 • Total 40.04 km2 (15.46 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,639
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Santiago Sochiapan is a municipality located in the south of the Papaloapan zone in the central zone of the State of Veracruz, about 240 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 40.04 km2. It is located at 18°39′N 95°44′W / 18.650°N 95.733°W / 18.650; -95.733. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Xochi-apa-tlan; that means “Place with blue flowers".


The municipality of Santiago Sochiapan is bordered to the north and east by Playa Vicente and to the south and west by Oaxaca.[1]


It produces principally maize, beans, green chile, watermelon, coffee and tomato.


Every May, a festival is held to celebrate Aposto Santiago, patron of the town and in December there is a festival held in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


The weather in Santiago Sochiapan is very cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Santiago Sochiapan" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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