Soledad Atzompa

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Soledad Atzompa (18°45′N 97°09′W / 18.750°N 97.150°W / 18.750; -97.150) is a village in the mountainous central zone in the State of Veracruz, about 90 km south-east of the state capital Xalapa. It has an area of 65.80 km2 and stands at an elevation of 2260 metres above sea level

Its name, Atzompa, comes from the nahuatl language and refers to the small river valleys on the mountain looking like a scalp[1] In time it took the other part of its name from the Soledad river which runs through the town. This river is a tributary of the River Blanco.

Geographic Limits[edit]

The municipality of Soledad Atzompa is delimited to the north by Huiloapan de Cuauhtémoc, to the east by Atlahuilco, to the south-east by Xoxocotla, to the west and north-west by Acultzingo.[2] There had been a number of border disputes in the past settled by a decree in 1982.[1]

Agriculture[edit]

The local soil is composed of sandy rock and only 50% can be used for agriculture. The area produces principally maize.

Celebrations[edit]

In February there are celebrations in honor of "Virgen de la Candelaria", patron of the town, and in December there are celebrations in honor to Virgin of Guadalupe.[1]

Weather[edit]

The climate of Soledad Atzompa is temperate-humid, with an average temperature of 12°C; annual average rainfall is 887 mm.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Soledad Atzompa". Encyclopedia of the Towns and Delegations of Mexico. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Soledad Atzompa" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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