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Tamiahua is a municipality located in the north zone in the State of Veracruz. It has a surface of 985.4 km2. It is located at 21°17′N 97°27′W / 21.283°N 97.450°W / 21.283; -97.450. The name comes from the Náhuatl language Tla-mia-hua-c: "In the flowers of maize of the land"; in Huasteco, Tam-yan-ja: "Place of great waters".

Tamiahua is located in Mexico
Location of Tamiahua within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°17′N 97°27′W / 21.283°N 97.450°W / 21.283; -97.450
Country Mexico
 • MayorCitlalli Medellín Careaga
 • Total985.4 km2 (380.5 sq mi)
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code92560
Area code(s)768


Geographic LimitsEdit

The municipality of Tamiahua is delimited to the north by Ozuluama and Tampico Alto, to the east by Gulf of Mexico, to the south by Temapache and Tuxpam de Rodríguez Cano, and to the west by Tamalín, Chinampa de Gorostiza, Naranjos Amatlán, Tancoco and Cerro Azul.[1] Its development has allowed the creation of two wharves and two piers, and the municipality has established industries between two medians emphasizing the production of oysters.

Agriculture & FishingEdit

The town produces principally maize, beans, green chile and orange fruit. Along the coastline fresh seafood, including shrimp, crabs, and oysters, is harvested and attracts tourism to the area.


In July, Tamiahua holds celebrations in honor of Santiago Apostol, patron of the town, and in December there is a celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe.


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

Tamihua Crab Stands


  1. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tamiahua" (in Spanish). [Gobierno Estatal]. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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