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Veracruz (state)

The state of Veracruz is one of the 31 states of Mexico; it is located in the eastern part of the country, between 17°10' and 22°38' North and between 93°55' and 98°38' West. It has a mainland area of 72,815 kmē and includes several islands in the Gulf of Mexico totalling another 58 kmē. ISO 3166-2 is MX-VER.

Veracruz borders the states of Tamaulipas to the north, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, Tabasco to the southeast, Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosí to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Its capital is Jalapa. It is divided into 203 municipalities, and in the late 1990s it contained approximately seven million inhabitants. The city of Veracruz is the largest Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico.

On the coastal plains and throughout most of the state, the climate is hot and humid. On the foothills of the mountains, the climate is cool and humid. The climate only becomes cold in the mountain regions, where it also rains copiously. From June to October, Veracruz is affected by cyclones.

Municipalities: Coatepec

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