|Tatahuicapan de Juarez is a municipio in southeast Veracruz state, east central
Mexico, along the Gulf of Mexico and the valley between the slopes of Cerro San
Martin Pajapan and the Sierra de Santa Marta, within the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.
Geographically, numerous rivers, including Rios Tatahuicapán, Zapoapan, Piedra
Labrada, Texizapan y Temoloapan. arising from the volcanic hills criss cross the area
to flow into Laguna del Ostion or the gulf.
Most of the municipio is integrated with the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere.
Main access is via Highway 180 from Catemaco to Minatitlan, with entrances near
Acayucan and Cosoleacaque.
|Tatahuicapan de Júarez
|Tatahuicapan de Júarez had a population of 12,488 as of the 2005 census, including more than 7,000 indigenous
The only major town is the same named county seat with a population of 6,493, plus 10 other communities with
more than 300 inhabitants.
Population density is 49/km², and growth is stagnant: 2000 (12,488), 2005 (12,350)
Illiteracy runs 32%, and on the poverty scale the municipio ranks at 557 out of 2454 Mexican counties. More than
70% of the inhabitants speak native languages, primarily Nahuatl.
App. 2,100 families received 19 million pesos in 2008 of "Oportunidades" welfare funds.
70.6% of employed workers earned less than 2 minimum wages in 2005.
The 2008 municipal budget was 23.2 million pesos, 1875 pesos per inhabitant.
The municipio occupies 208 km²,
of which 100 km² are dedicated to livestock, and 2289 cattle were slaughtered in 2007.
Agriculture on 31km² harvests mainly corn, beans and palm oil.
It has a 29 km road net, and as of 2007, 265 vehicles were registered, plus 2,990 horses.
Central coordinates are 18°14'42" N, 94°45' 36" W and the central altitude is 120 m. The highest elevation is
probably around 900 m. The coast is app. 10 km? long.
Most of the county is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Los Tuxtlas.
More than 98% is considered part of the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.
|Tatahuicapan is part of:
Distrito electoral local: XXVII Cosoleacaque,
Distrito electoral federal: XXI Cosoleacaque
The municipio borders:
North: Gulf of Mexico,
South: Chinameca. Soconusco and Acayucan,
West: Hueyapan and Catemaco.
|The most popular tourist attraction is the center of ecotourism in Peña Hermosa, on the coast. Accommodation and small
restaurants are also available in the city of Tatahuicapan.
The town of Piedra Labrada is famous as a rock quarry for pre hispanic monuments and a museum is being built since 2006.
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