Tihuatlán (municipality)

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Tihuatlán is located in Mexico
Location of Tihuatlán within Mexico
Coordinates: 20°42′58″N 97°32′38″W / 20.7161412°N 97.5438963°W / 20.7161412; -97.5438963
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Foundation 1598
 • Municipal President José Enrique Romero Alarcón
 • Total 828.3 km2 (319.8 sq mi)
 • Total 80 923
 • Density 97.7/km2 (253/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-7)
Website Official Website

Tihuatlán Municipality is a municipality located in the north zone in the State of Veracruz, about 316 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 828.29 km2. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Cihua-tlán; that means “Women’s place " but refers to gods.

Geographic limits[edit]

Tihuatlán Municipality is delimited to the north by Temapache Municipality and Tuxpan Municipality, to the east by Papantla Municipality, Poza Rica Municipality and Cazones de Herrera Municipality to the south by Coatzintla Municipality and to the south-west by Puebla State.[1] It is watered by the rivers Cazones and Tontepec, which end in the gulf of Mexico.


It produces principally maize, beans, green chile and orange fruit.


In Tihuatlán, in October takes place the celebration in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to the Virgin of Guadalupe.


El Tajín National Airport is located in Tihuatlán.[2]


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


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tihuatlán" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-16.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "DIRECTORIO DE OFICINAS DE VENTAS." Aeromar. 4/7. Retrieved on December 18, 2010.

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