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Municipality and town
Yecuatla is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°52′N 96°47′W / 19.867°N 96.783°W / 19.867; -96.783Coordinates: 19°52′N 96°47′W / 19.867°N 96.783°W / 19.867; -96.783
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
 • Total 135.72 km2 (52.40 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 11,446
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Yecuatla is a municipality located in the north zone in the State of Veracruz, about 40 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 135.72 km2. It is located at 19°52′N 96°47′W / 19.867°N 96.783°W / 19.867; -96.783. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Yec-uauh-tlan; that means “Place of three snakes ".


The municipality of Yecuatla is bordered to the north-east by Colipa, to the south by Chiconquiaco, to the west by Misantla and to the north-west by Colipa.[1]


It produces principally maize, bean, green chile, orange fruit and coffee.


Every Augusts, a festival is held to celebrate Virgen de la Asunción, patron of the town and in December there is a festival held in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


The climate in Yecuatla is warm-regular with an average temperature of 22.5°C, with rains in summer and autumn.


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

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