Xalapa (often spelled Jalapa, Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈlapa] (listen); English: //; 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.
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.
- "Jalapa". Encyclopædia Britannica.
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 Archived 27 February 2013 at WebCite INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática.