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Cosamaloapan is a municipality located in the plains of the Sotavento zone in the central zone of the State of Veracruz, about 240 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 323.26 km2. It is located at 18°22′N 95°48′W / 18.367°N 95.800°W / 18.367; -95.800.

The poet Manuel Carpio was born in Cosamaloapan. Cosamaloapan serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of Cosamaloapan de Carpio, which was so renamed in honour of its most famous son in 1918.

Geographic LimitsEdit

Papaloapan river in front of Cosamaloapan city

The municipality of Cosamaloapan is delimited to the north by Tierra Blanca and Ixmatlahuacan to the south by Chacaltianguis and Tuxtilla to the east by Carlos A. Carrillo and to the west by Tres Valles.[1] It is watered by small creeks of the river Papaloapan.


It produces principally maize, beans, sugarcane, watermelon and green chile.


Marcos Carrillo Herrera Park

In Cosamaloapan, in May takes place the celebration in honor of the Virgen de la Concepción, Patron of the town, and in December takes place the celebration in honor of the Virgen de Guadalupe.


The weather in Cosamaloapan is warm and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Cosamaloapan" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Archived from the original on 2007-05-19. Retrieved 2009-06-12. External link in |publisher= (help)

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