Municipality and town
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°48′N 97°06′W / 18.800°N 97.100°W / 18.800; -97.100Coordinates: 18°48′N 97°06′W / 18.800°N 97.100°W / 18.800; -97.100
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
  Total 23.85 km2 (9.21 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 4,536
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Tlilapan is a municipality located in the central zone in the State of Veracruz, about 85 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 23.85 km2. It is located at 18°48′N 97°06′W / 18.800°N 97.100°W / 18.800; -97.100. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, that means “Black creek ". The village exists from the 16th century and the national independence constituted the consumarse a municipality that was adjacent to Orizaba, San Andrés Tenejapa, San Francisco Necoxtla and San Juan of the Rio, in 1880 the municipal cemetery is established and, in 1916 the first Municipal President is named.


The municipality of Tlilapan is bordered to the north by Rafael Delgado, to the south by Huiloapan de Cuauhtémoc and to the west by Nogales .[1] It is watered by small rivers as the Río Blanco.


It produces principally maize, coffee and sugarcane.


In July, Tlilapan festival takes place the celebration of Santiago Apostol, Patron of the town, and in December a celebration takes place in honor of Virgen de Guadalupe.


The weather in Tlilapan is very cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tlilapan" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-16. External link in |publisher= (help)
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