El Higo (municipality)

El Higo
El Higo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.76667°N 98.45000°W / 21.76667; -98.45000Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.76667°N 98.45000°W / 21.76667; -98.45000
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipal seat El Higo
Municipality created 25 November 1988
  Total 356.94 km2 (137.82 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 18,392
  Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)

El Higo 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 El Higo, Veracruz.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 18,392, of whom 7,844 lived in the municipal seat.[1] Of the municipality's inhabitants, 218 spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl.

The municipality of El Higo covers a total surface area of 356.94 km². It was created on 25 November 1988, from the municipality of Tempoal.

Settlements in the municipality

  • El Higo (municipal seat; 2005 population 7,844)
  • El Pueblito (population 1,022)
  • El Hoxton (698)
  • Bella Vista (689)

Municipal presidents

Since the municipality's creation, the following individuals have held the position of municipal president (mayor):

  • 1988–1991: municipal council (no mayor)
  • 1992–1994: Víctor Lara González (PRI)
  • 1995–1997: Juvencio Goldaracena Zavala (PRI)
  • 1998–2000: Jorge Zumaya Hernández (PRD)
  • 2001–2004: Evencio de la Garza Rivera (PVEM)
  • 2005–2007: Leonel Meraz Duval (PAN)


  1. "El Higo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
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