Veracruz, Veracruz

municipality of Veracruz, Mexico

The city of Veracruz is an important port city on the Gulf of Mexico in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It has a population of 444,438 in the city according to the 2005 census.[2]

Veracruz
Puerto de Veracruz
Heroica ciudad y puerto de Veracruz
Top, from left to right: Cityscape with regional PEMEX headquarters, Cathedral of Veracruz, San Juan de Ulúa naval complex, Carranza Lighthouse, City Hall, City Port and skyline
Top, from left to right: Cityscape with regional PEMEX headquarters, Cathedral of Veracruz, San Juan de Ulúa naval complex, Carranza Lighthouse, City Hall, City Port and skyline
Flag of Veracruz
Coat of arms of Veracruz
Mexico Veracruz Veracruz location map.svg
Veracruz is located in Mexico
Veracruz
Veracruz
Coordinates: 19°11′25″N 96°09′12″W / 19.19028°N 96.15333°W / 19.19028; -96.15333
Country Mexico
StateVeracruz
MunicipalityVeracruz
Established22 April 1519[1]
(502 years ago)
Founded asVilla Rica de la Vera Cruz
Founded byHernán Cortés
Government
 • Municipal PresidentFernando Yunes Márquez (PAN) (PRD)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City and municipality552,156
 • Urban
520,708
 • Metro
702,394 (metro)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Websiteveracruzmunicipio.gob.mx

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stacy, Lee (2002). Mexico and the United States. Marshall Cavendish. p. 845. ISBN 9780761474029.
  2. INEGI. II Conteo de Población y Vivienda 2005. Tabulados Básicos. http://www.inegi.gob.mx/est/contenidos/espanol/sistemas/conteo2005/default.asp?c=6790