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Encyclopedia > Tlacotalpan
Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The town of Tlacotalpan, Ver.
State Party Flag of Mexico Mexico
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 862
Region Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription History
Inscription 1998  (22nd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

The municipality of Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the Mexican state of Veracruz, at 18°37′N, 95°40′W. The municipality's total surface area is 646.51 km², with a population (year 2000 figure) of some 15,000. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states that comprise Mexico. ...


Tlacotalpan borders with the municipalities of Alvarado to the north; José Azueta, Isla, and Santiago Tuxtla to the south; Lerdo de Tejada, Saltabarranca, and Santiago Tuxtla to the east; and Acula and Amatitlán to the west. Alvarado is a city in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. ... José Azueta is a municipality located on the Pacific coast in the western part of the state of Guerrero in Mexico. ... Look up isla in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Amatitlán is a municipality in the Guatemala department of Guatemala. ...


The municipality is drained by the San Juan and Tuxpan rivers, which are tributaries of the larger Río Papaloapan. Río San Juan is a department in Nicaragua. ... The Tuxpan River in Mexico flows into the Gulf of Mexico near the city and port of Tuxpan de Rodríguez Cano in the state of Veracruz. ... The Río Papaloapan is one of the main rivers of the Mexican state of Veracruz. ...


The Town

The town of Tlacotalpan
The town of Tlacotalpan

The municipal seat, the town of Tlacotalpan, was founded as a river port on the banks of the Papaloapan in the mid-16th century. It was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 because the "urban layout and architecture of Tlacotalpan represent a fusion of Spanish and Caribbean traditions of exceptional importance and quality... Its outstanding character lies in its townscape of wide streets, modest houses in an exuberant variety of styles and colours, and many mature trees in public and private open spaces." (UNESCO, 1998.) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...


The name "Tlacotalpan" is Nahuatl meaning "place between the rivers", akin to "Mesopotamia". Nahuatl is a native language of central Mexico. ... Mesopotamia refers to the region now occupied by modern Iraq, and parts of eastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwest Iran. ...


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Tlacotalpan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
The municipality of Tlacotalpan is located in the eastern coastal region of the Mexican state of Veracruz, at 18°37′ N 95°40′ W.
Tlacotalpan borders with the municipalities of Alvarado to the north; José Azueta, Isla, and Santiago Tuxtla to the south; Lerdo de Tejada, Saltabarranca, and Santiago Tuxtla to the east; and Acula and Amatitlán to the west.
The municipal seat, the town of Tlacotalpan, was founded as a river port on the banks of the Papaloapan in the mid-16th century.
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