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El Higo (municipality)

El Higo is one of the 212 municipalities of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is located in the state's Huasteca Alta region. The municipal seat is the village of El Higo, Veracruz.

El Higo
El Higo is located in Mexico
El Higo
El Higo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.76667°N 98.45000°W / 21.76667; -98.45000Coordinates: 21°46′0″N 98°27′0″W / 21.76667°N 98.45000°W / 21.76667; -98.45000
Country Mexico
StateVeracruz
Municipal seatEl Higo
Municipality created25 November 1988
Area
 • Total356.94 km2 (137.82 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total18,392
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the municipality reported a total population of 18,392, of whom 7,844 lived in the municipal seat.[1] Of the municipality's inhabitants, 218 spoke an indigenous language, primarily Nahuatl.

The municipality of El Higo covers a total surface area of 356.94 km². It was created on 25 November 1988, from the municipality of Tempoal.

Settlements in the municipalityEdit

Municipal presidentsEdit

Since the municipality's creation, the following individuals have held the position of municipal president (mayor):

  • 1988–1991: municipal council (no mayor)
  • 1992–1994: Víctor Lara González (PRI)
  • 1995–1997: Juvencio Goldaracena Zavala (PRI)
  • 1998–2000: Jorge Zumaya Hernández (PRD)
  • 2001–2004: Evencio de la Garza Rivera (PVEM)
  • 2005–2007: Leonel Meraz Duval (PAN)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Higo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2008-11-02.

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