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Xalapa

(hälä`pä) or

Xalapa Enriquez

(hälä`pä ānrē`kās), city (1990 pop. 279,451), capital of Veracruz state, E central Mexico, on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is located in a rich agricultural region of fertile valleys. Its cool climate, beautiful parks and artificial lakes, and the proximity of interesting villages and ruins and of scenic Mt. Orizaba make Xalapa a popular resort. The site of a pre-Columbian city, Xalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It was a commercial center during the Spanish colonial era, but declined in the late 18th cent., after which it served as an important military base. The local museum has an excellent archaeological collection, notably a group of colossal Olmec heads, which is displayed in the open air. The city, also called Jalapa, is the seat of the Univ. of Veracruz.
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3) GABRIEL GARCIA-MARQUEZ, Un dia de estos, en Los funerales de la mama Grande (Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico, 1962).
Se revisaron 21 ejemplares de las cuatro especies de Verres depositados en la Coleccion Entomologica del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (ICN-MHN-CO) y en la Coleccion Entomologica del Instituto de Ecologia de Xalapa, Mexico (IEXA).
James McLaughlin, Shirley Hotch and Gail Sargent describes a special kind of cultural immersion program in Xalapa, Mexico, whose aim is to prepare educators to teach Spanish-speaking students and work with Hispanic families.
Aberdeen, Scotland; Haydock, England, and Xalapa, Mexico.
Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Biologia, Xalapa, Mexico.
Violeta Halffter, investigadora del Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico.
Laboratorio de Limnologia, Centro de Investigaciones Tropicales, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico (LDL)
Bladimir Reyes Cordoba, Introduccion a la metodologia de la investigacion en las ciencias sociales, Xalapa, Mexico, Universidad Veracruzana, 2003.
This article describes a cultural immersion program based in Xalapa, Mexico, sponsored by the University of Georgia.