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Tancoco is located in Mexico
Location of Tancoco within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°17′N 97°47′W / 21.283°N 97.783°W / 21.283; -97.783
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
 • Mayor Jesús Zaleta Arredondo[1]
 • Total 145.6 km2 (56.2 sq mi)
 • Total 5 844
 • Density 40.14/km2 (104.0/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website http://www.tancoco.gob.mx/

Tancoco is a municipality located in the north zone in the State of Veracruz, about 210 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 145.59 km2. It is located at 21°17′N 97°47′W / 21.283°N 97.783°W / 21.283; -97.783. On the occasion of the development reached by the camp petroleum of Zacamixtle, the municipal head-board was moved to this place. For Decree of December 26, 1929 it returns to the village of Tancoco, its category of Municipality.

Geographic limits[edit]

The municipality of Tancoco is delimited to the north by Tamalín and Naranjos Amatlán, to the east by Tamiahua, to the south by Cerro Azul and Tepetzintla, to the west by Chontla.[2] It is watered by small creeks, which end in Tamiahua's lagoon.


It produces principally maize, beans and orange fruit.


In Tancoco, in February takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de la Candelaria, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de Guadalupe.


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


  1. ^ Lozada, Pepe. "Alcaldes electos de Veracruz se sacaron la rifa del tigre". Retrieved 29 Dec 2013. 
  2. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tancoco" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-15.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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