Chiconamel (municipality)

Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°14′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.23333°N 98.45000°W / 21.23333; -98.45000Coordinates: 21°14′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.23333°N 98.45000°W / 21.23333; -98.45000
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipal seat Chiconamel
  Municipal President Aldegundo Barragán Flores (AFV), 2009-10
  Total 133.25 km2 (51.45 sq mi)
Elevation 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 6,811
  Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)

Chiconamel 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 Chiconamel, Veracruz.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 6,811, of whom 1,517 lived in the municipal seat.[1] Of the municipality's inhabitants, 3,902 (62%) spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl.

The municipality of Chiconamel covers a total surface area of 133.25 km². Unusually, however, the municipality is divided into two by an intervening portion of the municipality of Chalma, with the eastern portion of its territory an exclave.[2]

Settlements in the municipality

  • Chiconamel (municipal seat; 2005 population 1,517)
  • Motoltepec (population 750)
  • Tancazahuela (1,550)
  • Los Venados (450)


  1. "Chiconamel". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  2. "Map of Chiconamel". Veracruz State Govt. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
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