Zontecomatlán de López y Fuentes

Municipality and town
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°46′N 98°20′W / 20.767°N 98.333°W / 20.767; -98.333Coordinates: 20°46′N 98°20′W / 20.767°N 98.333°W / 20.767; -98.333
Country  Mexico
State Veracruz
  Total 216.33 km2 (83.53 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 13,091
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Zontecomatlán is a municipality located in the south zone in the State of Veracruz, about 378 km from the state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 216.33 km2. It is located at 20°46′N 98°20′W / 20.767°N 98.333°W / 20.767; -98.333. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Tzon-tecoma-tlan; 'head,' 'big round gourd' 'place' that means “Place of the big heads."


The municipality of Zontecomatlán is bordered to the north by Hidalgo State, to the north-east by Benito Juárez and to the south by Texcatepec.[1]


It produces principally marijuana, maize, beans, green chile, coffee, orange fruit and sugarcane.


Every October, a festival is held to celebrate San Francisco de Asís, patron of the town and in December there is a festival held in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


The climate in Zontecomatlán is warm-humid with an average temperature of 18°C, with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Zontecomatlán" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-18. External link in |publisher= (help)

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