Platón Sánchez

Platón Sánchez
Town & municipal seat
Platón Sánchez
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°17′0″N 98°22′0″W / 21.28333°N 98.36667°W / 21.28333; -98.36667
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
Municipality Platón Sánchez
Town status 1958
  Municipal President Teodoro Hernández Hernández (Conv.), 2008-10
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 10,009

Platón Sánchez is a town (villa) in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is located in the state's Huasteca Alta region. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Platón Sánchez.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the town reported a total population of 10,009.[1]

The town's name honours Rafael Platón Sánchez (18311867), a native of the area who fought in the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862 and later chaired the court martial that sentenced Emperor Maximilian and his generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía to death by firing squad in Santiago de Querétaro on 19 June 1867.


  1. "Platón Sánchez". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 4 November 2008.

Coordinates: 21°17′N 98°22′W / 21.283°N 98.367°W / 21.283; -98.367

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