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Sochiapa is a municipality located in the central zone in the Mexican State of Veracruz, about 40 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 21.39 km2. It is located at 19°12′N 96°56′W / 19.200°N 96.933°W / 19.200; -96.933.For decree of December 10, 1913 suprimió Sochiapa's municipality, passing its territory to form a part of that of Totutla; Later Sochiapa recovered its political category.


The municipality of Sochiapa is delimited to the north and northeast by Totutla, to the southeast by Comapa, to the south by Huatusco and to the west by Tlaltetela.[1] It is watered by small creeks which are tributaries of the Jamapa River.


It produces principally maize, coffee and sugarcane.


In Sochiapa , in May takes place the celebration in honor to San Juan Nepomuseno, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de Guadalupe.


The weather in Sochiapa is cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Sochiapa" (in Spanish). INAFED. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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