capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz

Xalapa (often spelled Jalapa, Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈlapa] (About this soundlisten); English: /həˈlɑːpə/;[1] officially Xalapa-Enríquez [xaˈlapa enˈrikes]) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz. In the 2005 census the city reported a population of 387,879.[2]

The municipality has an area of 118.45 km². Xalapa lies near the geographic center of the state and is the second-largest city in the state after the city of Veracruz to the southeast.


  1. "Jalapa". Encyclopædia Britannica.
  2. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 Archived 27 February 2013 at WebCite INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.