Actopan, Veracruz

Actopan Municipality is a municipality located in the montane central zone in the State of Veracruz, about 50 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 822.54 km2. It is located at 19°30′N 96°37′W / 19.500°N 96.617°W / 19.500; -96.617. Actopan, the municipal head-board is a small city, located closely of the capital of the state; for its nature, the extraordinary richness of its lands and the determination of its population has placed to this region as one of the most important zones of production of Mango of the State.

Geographic Limits

The municipality of Actopan is delimited to the east by the Golfo de Mexico, to the south by the Emiliano Zapata, to the west by the Naolinco, and to the north by Alto Lucero.[1] It is watered by the river Actopan, which it is born in Cofre de Perote, ends in the Gulf of Mexico, forming the Barra de Chachalacas.


It produces principally maize, beans and the most important the mango production.


In Actopan , in October takes place the celebration in honor to San Francisco de Asís, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor to Virgen de Guadalupe also a Mexican celebration called El dia de los muertos which means Day Of the dead.


The weather in Actopan is warm and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Actopan" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Archived from the original on 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2009-06-16.

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