Rafael Lucio is a municipality located in the montane central zone of the State of Veracruz, about 9 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 24.68 km2. It is located at . By Decree of November 5, 1932 Rafael Lucio's municipality and the head-board is created they are named Rafael Lucio, in honor of the illustrious doctor of Xalapa.
The municipality of Rafael Lucio is delimited to the north by Tlacolulan and Jilotepec, to the southeast by Banderilla, to the south by Tlalnelhuayocan and to the west by Tres Valles. It is watered by small tributaries of the Actopan River.
It produces principally maize.
In September the celebration honoring San Miguel Archangel, patron of the town, takes place, and in December there occurs the celebration in honor of Virgin of Guadalupe.
The weather in Rafael Lucio is cold and wet all year with rains in summer and autumn.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Rafael Lucio" (in Spanish). Gobierno Estatal. Retrieved 2009-06-12.