Chalma (municipality)

Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°13′0″N 98°24′0″W / 21.21667°N 98.40000°W / 21.21667; -98.40000Coordinates: 21°13′0″N 98°24′0″W / 21.21667°N 98.40000°W / 21.21667; -98.40000
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipal seat Chalma
Municipality created 1 November 1938
  Total 199.05 km2 (76.85 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 13,067
  Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)

Chalma Municipality is one of the 212 municipalities of the Mexican state of Veracruz.


It is located in the state's Huasteca Alta region. The municipal seat is the village of Chalma, Veracruz.

The municipality of Chalma covers a total surface area of 199.05 km².

Settlements in the municipality

  • Chalma (municipal seat; 2005 population 2,555)
  • Chapopote (population 2,916)
  • San Pedro Coyutla (1,396)
  • El Pintor (925)
  • La Laja (360)
  • Aquixcuatitla (200)


In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 13,067, of whom 2,555 lived in the municipal seat.[1] Of the municipality's inhabitants, 4,992 spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl.


  1. "Chalma". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-11-02.

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