Xalapa

(redirected from Xalapa, Mexico)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Xalapa, Mexico: Map of mexico

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
These efforts, combined with the recent opening of facilities in Xalapa, Mexico to serve our Latino customers, are certain to continue the growth of our domestic and international sales," said Chris Force, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Xalapa, Mexico, were used for the cage and laboratory tests.
Xalapa, Mexico, where each strain has been in culture since 2000, were imported into quarantine at the USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology in Gainesville, Florida.
in Xalapa, Mexico (1998 to date for the bisexual strain and 2000 to date for the all-female strain; details in Aluja et al.