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Encyclopedia > Veracruz (state)
Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. This article is about the state. For the city, see: Veracruz.

ESTADO DE VERACRUZ
Image:Veracruz in Mexiko.png
Other Mexican States
Capital Xalapa
Other major cities Veracruz
Coatzacoalcos
Area 71,699 km²
Ranked 11th
Population
(2000 census)
6,901,110
Ranked 3rd
Governor
(1998-2004)
Miguel Alemán Velasco (PRI)
Federal Deputies (23) PRI = 14
PAN = 9
Federal Senators PRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-VER
Ver.

The state of Veracruz-Llave(after Ignácio de la Llave) is one of the 31 states of Mexico.


It is located in the eastern part of the country, between 17°10' and 22°38' North and between 93°55' and 98°38' West. It has a mainland area of 72,815 km² and includes several islands in the Gulf of Mexico totalling another 58 km².


Veracruz borders the states of Tamaulipas to the north, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, Tabasco to the southeast, Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosi to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Its capital is Xalapa. With 6.9 million inhabitants, the state of Veracruz is the third most populous in the nation, after the Federal District and the state of México.


On the coastal plains and throughout most of the state, the climate is hot and humid. On the foothills of the mountains, the climate is cool and humid. The climate only becomes cold in the mountain regions, where it also rains copiously. From June to October, Veracruz is affected by cyclones.


Its formal name is Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave or, more simply, Veracruz-Llave – as the name was changed from simply Veracruz in honor of General Ignacio de la Llave, who died in 1863 during the French invasion of Mexico.


Important Cities

Also in Veracruz are the city of Papantla and the Pre-Columbian ruins of El Tajín.


See also

External link

  • Veracruz state government (http://www.veracruz.gob.mx/en/) (in English)


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Veracruz Travel :: Mexico Travel Guide :: Mexico Destination Guide :: Travel to Mexico (460 words)
The state of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave is one of the 31 states of Mexico.
Veracruz borders the states of Tamaulipas to the north, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, Tabasco to the southeast, Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosi to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the east.
With 6.9 million inhabitants, the state of Veracruz is the third most populous in the nation, after the Federal District and the state of México.
Veracruz - 1 location and size, 2 climate, 3 plants and animals, 4 environmental protection (2633 words)
Veracruz is located in eastern Mexico in a region known as the Oil Basin and Gulf Lowlands.
It is bordered on the north by the Mexican state of Tamaulipas; on the south by the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco; on the east by the Gulf of Mexico; and on the west by the Mexican states of San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, and Puebla.
Veracruz covers an area of 72,815 square kilometers (28,114 square miles), which is about half the size of the US state of Illinois.
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