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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(40) Informacion obtenida mediante entrevistas a periodistas A, B, C, D, E, de Xalapa, Veracruz, Coatazacoalcos, Orizaba (Del Palacio, 2013).
Carretera Antigua a Coatepec 351, El Haya, 91070 Xalapa, Veracruz. Mexico, pedro.reves@inecot.mx.
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Contact: Maribel Jimenez-Fernandez, Biologic Agropecuarial Sciences, Universidad Veracruzana, Edificio A 1er., Piso Lomas del Estadio, CP 91090 Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
I have just recently visited the Cathedral in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, which was the home church of the first canonized bishop to be born on North American soil: Bishop Rafael Guizar y Valencia (canonized in 2006).