Xalapa


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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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With the impending arrival of these children with whom I had no prior experience, I decided that the Xalapa program would provide a helpful immersion in Mexican culture and language.
We chose to have students read Bernal Diaz's The Conquest of New Spain, taking three daily readings from it that capture most of Cortes's journey from Veracruz (the island of San Juan de Ulua, technically) to Cempoala, Xalapa, Tlaxcala, and Cholula to Tenochtitlan and back.
She added that Ruiz had been shot and killed at his home in a municipality near Xalapa.
Se depositaron especimenes tipo en las siguientes colecciones: Coleccion Entomologica del INECOL, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (IEXA); Laboratorio de Diagnostico Fitosanitario, Ministerio de Agricultura Ganaderia y Alimentacion, Santa Elena, Flores Peten, Guatemala (LDF); Departamento de Parasitologia de la Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (DPAUA); Coleccion personal de Oscar Angel Sanchez Flores (OASF); Coleccion personal de Vicente Emilio Carapia Ruiz (VECR).
"A prayer with faith changes realities," the archdiocese of Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, posted on its Facebook page.
Gaston Guzman Huerta nacio en la ciudad de Xalapa el 26 de agosto de 1932, no obstante que su familia vivia en Tampico.