Zontecomatlán de López y Fuentes
|Municipality and town|
Location in Mexico
|Coordinates: 20°46′N 98°20′W / 20.767°N 98.333°WCoordinates: 20°46′N 98°20′W / 20.767°N 98.333°W|
|• Total||216.33 km2 (83.53 sq mi)|
|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. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Tzon-tecoma-tlan; 'head,' 'big round gourd' 'place' that means “Place of the big heads."
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.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Zontecomatlán" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-18. External link in
- (in Spanish) Municipal Official webpage