Platón Sánchez (municipality)
Location in Mexico
|Coordinates: 21°17′0″N 98°22′0″W / 21.28333°N 98.36667°W|
|Municipal seat||Platón Sánchez|
|• Municipal President||Teodoro Hernández Hernández (Conv.), 2008-10|
|• Total||227.84 km2 (87.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
The municipality covers a toal area of 227.84 km² and is located on Federal Highway 123.
Major products are corn, cereal, sugar, and fruits.
In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 17,670 (down from 18,229 in 1995), of whom 10,009 lived in the municipal seat. Of the municipality's inhabitants, 5,633 (33%) spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl; 6.14% of the municipality's population did not speak Spanish.
There are 127 settlements in the municipality. The largest ones are:
The municipality's name honours Rafael Platón Sánchez (1831–1867), 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. The municipality was established with Platón Sánchez's name in 1868.
- "Platón Sánchez". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
- "Platón Sánchez: Población". Veracruz State Govt. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
- Platón Sánchez on Veracruz State Govt. web page