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About Jalapa

Jalapa is situated in Veracruz Sate, about 330 kilometers from Mexico City, and about 94 kilometers from Veracruz City. The original name of the city, Xallapan, is a Náhuatl word (the language of the Aztecs) that means “sand spring”. The city was founded in 1513 with prehispanic settlings and during the Spanish colony, its name was transcribed to Spanish as Jalapa; the official name of the city is actually Xalapa de Enríquez. With 615,017 inhabitants, the city lies in the mountainside of the “Cofre de Perote” and so, its physiography is irregular and hilly, with a maximum elevation of 1522 meters above sea level.

The state of Veracruz is situated in eastern Mexico, sharing borders with the states of Tamaulipas (north), San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Puebla and Oaxaca (west), Tabasco (east) and Chiapas (south east), and has a long eastern border to the Mexican Gulf.

In October, the weather should be warm and humid (approximately average high 29° C / 85° F, average low 22° C / 72° F), with a chance of short rains or thunderstorms (average precipitation about 132 mm / 5.2 in)"If you want to know the local weather before your visit, please check the Mexican National Weather or The Weather Channe".