Nautla, Veracruz

Coordinates: 20°13′0″N 96°47′0″W / 20.21667°N 96.78333°W / 20.21667; -96.78333
Country Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipality Nautla
Time zone Central (US Central) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)

Nautla is a settlement in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

Nautla comes from the Nahuatl Naui, four; and from tlan, that means place; so it is known as Four Places. [1]


First it was a prehispanic town that was in Casitas, Veracruz. Now it is in the municipality of Nautla. In 1519, the Totonacos had an alliance with the Spaniards and they had a battle. Nautla was destroyed by the fire. In the 16th century the king give to Juan de Cuenca the lands of the actual Nautla, San Sebastian and La Peña, so that they established the residence of where to stay. [2]


The village is in the middle of the Nautla and Misantla Rivers, both of which finish in the Gulf of Mexico. Nautla has an area of 358.63 km, which represents 0.49% of the state of Veracruz. The state is rich because of minerals, like the white one. And in vegetation the precious woods are the principal resources. According to INEGI, in the 2000 census, there are 2486 houses, with an average of 3.93 people living in. Most of them are owned by their owners, and the materials used are wood and rock. As the village is near the sea, the city has maritime activities like fishing, also many people dedicates to tourism.[3]


The weather is warm, with temperatures of 25.5 °C.


There you can visit a lot of places; there are French constructions that you can visit. And in September and October are dances so you can enjoy the Mexican culture. The artisanal pieces that are made there, are made from maize and its husk. You can eat robalo that it is a kind of fish that you can enjoy in many ways, in soup, or in tamale.


The type of government of the village is republic, there is a Governor, and he is taking care of the village. The municipal president is the one who takes the decisions and he is chosen by voting.[4]


  1. "Municipio of Nautla". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  2. "Municipio of Nautla". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  3. "INEGI". Retrieved 2008-01-29.
  4. "Gobierno de Veracruz". Retrieved 2008-01-29.

Coordinates: 20°13′N 96°47′W / 20.217°N 96.783°W / 20.217; -96.783

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