Xalapa

What is Xalapa known for?


quot industry

hotels, 223 restaurants and 25 travel agencies. The supermarket chain Chedraui is based in Xalapa. Employment structure in Xalapa in 2005: class "wikitable" border "1" - ! Industry sector !! Typical professions !! % of population - '''Primary Industry (Primary sector of the economy)''' Farming, cattle ranching, hunting and fishing 4.21 - ''' Secondary sector of the economy Secondary


cultural complex

of the twentieth century, also was designated honorary professor of the Military Academy of Venezuela and Cultural Heritage of Universal Music by the government of Meta Department in Colombia. At the Mexican city of Xalapa there is a plaza, a street and a park with his name. On May 10, 2007, the ''Luis Alfonzo Larrain foundation'', made at the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex, a tribute to this Venezuelan, by his trajectory and 90th anniversary, like bastion of the Venezuelan traditions


series part

material was found to be photocopies and did not influence the election. Al Giordano, though, in a July 8 ''Narco News'' article, has a ''La Jornada'' photo of three completed color ballots found in a Mexico City trash can. Al Giordano 's Mexico election fraud series. Part 2, 8 July 2006. Writing for ''Narco News.'' :See also part 1 (July 5), http


monumental art

, which also included General Luis de Quintanar and historian Lucas Alamán, leaders of the rebellion against Bocanegra. Quintanar was a strong supporter of Anastasio Bustamante, leader of the Plan de Jalapa (:es:Plan de Jalapa) against Guerrero and Guerrero's former vice-president. Mask Blue Panther Gorila Infernal Xalapa, Veracruz February 23, 1984   Monumental art El Azuzul is best known for two pairs of monumental sculptures, now on exhibit


main agricultural

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important collection

''' (Clavijero Botanical Garden) has an important collection of regional plants with sections dedicated to Mexican ornamental flowers, reconstructed mountain environments in Xalapa, ferns and the most extensive variety of pines in Mexico. Parks and gardens


classic playing

baseball team Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Playing for the Central League's Yomiuri Giants (1959–80), Oh set the professional world record for home runs. In 1847, American soldiers played what may have been the first baseball game in Mexico at Parque Los Berros in Xalapa, Veracruz. A few days after the Battle of Cerro Gordo, they used the "wooden leg captured (by the Fourth Illinois regiment) from General Santa Anna (Antonio López de Santa Anna)". Terry (1909), p. 506. The first formal baseball league outside of the United States and Canada was founded in 1878 in Cuba, which maintains a rich baseball tradition and whose national team has been one of the world's strongest since international play began in the late 1930s (all organized baseball in the country has officially been amateur since the Cuban Revolution). The Dominican Republic held its first islandwide championship tournament in 1912. Bjarkman (2004), pp. xxiv. Professional baseball tournaments and leagues began to form in other countries between the world wars, including the Netherlands (formed in 1922), Australia (1934), Japan (1936), Mexico (1937), and Puerto Rico (1938). Bjarkman (2004), pp. 356, 123, 137, xxiv, 11, 233; Gmelch (2006), p. 296. The Japanese major leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball)—the Central League and Pacific League—have long been considered the highest quality professional circuits outside of the United States. McNeil (2000), p. 113. Japan has a professional minor league system as well, though it is much smaller than the American version—each team has only one farm club in contrast to MLB teams' four or five. Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez


professional world

baseball team Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Playing for the Central League's Yomiuri Giants (1959–80), Oh set the professional world record for home runs. In 1847, American soldiers played what may have been the first baseball game in Mexico at Parque Los Berros in Xalapa, Veracruz. A few days after the Battle of Cerro Gordo, they used the "wooden leg captured (by the Fourth Illinois regiment) from General Santa Anna (Antonio López de Santa Anna)". Terry (1909), p. 506. The first formal baseball league outside of the United States and Canada was founded in 1878 in Cuba, which maintains a rich baseball tradition and whose national team has been one of the world's strongest since international play began in the late 1930s (all organized baseball in the country has officially been amateur since the Cuban Revolution). The Dominican Republic held its first islandwide championship tournament in 1912. Bjarkman (2004), pp. xxiv. Professional baseball tournaments and leagues began to form in other countries between the world wars, including the Netherlands (formed in 1922), Australia (1934), Japan (1936), Mexico (1937), and Puerto Rico (1938). Bjarkman (2004), pp. 356, 123, 137, xxiv, 11, 233; Gmelch (2006), p. 296. The Japanese major leagues (Nippon Professional Baseball)—the Central League and Pacific League—have long been considered the highest quality professional circuits outside of the United States. McNeil (2000), p. 113. Japan has a professional minor league system as well, though it is much smaller than the American version—each team has only one farm club in contrast to MLB teams' four or five. Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez


buildings years

was installed in the centre of the city on a building on Enríquez Street, which now houses the National Lottery agency. On 18 May 1911, Francisco I. Madero visited Xalapa. On 21 June of the same year a minor conflict occurred between federal forces and revolutionaries. On 3 January 1920, a strong earthquake rattled the city, destroying several buildings. Years later in December 1923, Xalapa fell into the power of the huertístas, commanded by Guadalupe Sánchez. In 1940 the water building and agricultural house were constructed, which today is occupied by the Agrarian League of Communities and Union Farmers of the State. On 11 September 1944 the Universidad de Veracruzana was established, and Dr. Manuel Suárez became the first director. On 4 September 1978 by means of decree number 325, the Local Legislature approved that the official name of the city Xalapa Enríquez should be written with a “X” rather than a "J", to emphasize its derivation from Nahuatl. Xalapa is a thriving center for commerce and many multinational companies have large retail stores and franchise restaurants in the city. These include Wal-Mart, Superama, Sam's Club, The Home Depot, Liverpool, Sears, Costco, Office Depot, Office Max, Oxxo, Sanborns, Comercial Mexicana, C&A, Fabricas de Francia, Coppel, Garcia, Milano, Burger King, McDonald's, Domino's pizza, Pizza Hut, Subway (Subway (restaurant)), Starbucks, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Block Buster (Blockbuster Inc.), Hugo Boss, Pull and Bear, and Carl's Jr., Prada, Tous, etc. Xalapa also has a number of cinemas, some of them of substantial size, such as the Cinepolis Museum (10 screens), Cinepolis the Americas (16 screens), and other cinemas, such as XTreme Cinemas in Crystal and Cinemex in Plaza Animas. There are also several retail malls in Xalapa: Plaza Crystal, Plaza Museo, Plaza Animas (L.A. Fashion), Plaza Américas, and Plaza los Arcos. Many people in Xalapa are employed by the government, since it is the state capital. Xalapa is also the head one of the five regional sections of the Tribunal Electoral (a level below the Supreme Court). This area encompasses 7 states: Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán. The other regional seats are Mexico City, Toluca, Monterrey and Guadalajara. Culture thumb right Giant Olmec (Image:CabezaColosal1 MuseoXalapa.jpg) head, a mark of the indigenous civilizations of Xalapa. Xalapa is known as the "Athens of Veracruz" because of the strong cultural influence of its major university, Universidad Veracruzana (the main public university in the State of Veracruz). General Enriquez is known for policies encouraging the educational system in Xalapa. Culturally, Xalapa has a wide variety of events associated with its theatres, museums, and street art. Many musicians and dancers frequently perform in the center in the nights, especially on special occasions and events of celebration or commemoration; they often dance the fandango. Art has a keen following in Xalapa. The gallery, ''Pinacoteca Diego Rivera,'' located near the City Hall and Parque Juárez in downtown, has the most numerous collection of Diego Rivera's paintings in all of Mexico. Holidays Feast day of San José, Feast of Santiago Apostle, Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Jesus, Conception of Maria, and Expo-Fair International are all celebrated in the city. An important religious holiday is on 8 December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, celebrating Mary the Mother of God patroness of the city. On 24 October San Rafael Guizar and Valencia are celebrated, with thousands of people from all over Mexico visiting their tomb that is in a chapel within the cathedral. The cathedral remains open all night and day during this event. Cuisine Xalapa is the home place of the famous Jalapeño peppers, Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez


important social

brother Francisco created the magazine ''GB Magazine'', a monthly publication containing the most important social events of the cities where it circulates, Veracruz , Xalapa, Córdoba (Córdoba, Veracruz), Coatzacoalcos, Villahermosa, Tabasco and Tuxtla Gutierrz, Chiapas. His new magazine ''Lo que Buscas'' is another monthly magazine that at no-cost is delivered by hand around the city, that helps people find what they are looking for. The Malpica brothers also have TV Programs on cable like: ''Grupo FM Telenoticias'' (TV News) in the cities of Veracruz and Boca del Río (Boca del Río, Veracruz), ''GB-TV'' a weekly program showing the most important social events, ''Líderes de Opinión in Televisión''''Super Deportivo'' (sport TV) and their newest program: ''Chiqui-Deportivo'' with the soccer games with the football games that children play in the area. Battle United States forces captured the port (Siege of Veracruz) of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) on March 27 1847. Following this, General Winfield Scott advanced towards Mexico City. General Antonio López de Santa Anna, commanding Mexican (Mexico) forces in the area, blocked Scott's march at Cerro Gordo (Cerro Gordo, Veracruz), near Xalapa, with more than 12,000 soldiers in a fortified defile (defile (geography)). Represented were the remnants of the Division of the North (5,650 total: 150 Artillery, 4,000 Infantry and 1,500 Cavalry: the Ampudia Brigade (the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 11th Line Infantry Regiments), the Vasquez Brigade (the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Light Infantry Regiments) and the Juvera Cavalry Brigade (5th, 9th Morelia and the Coraceros Cavalry Regiments); plus reinforcements from the Capitol: the Rangel Brigade (the 6th Infantry Regiment, Grenadiers of the Guard, Libertad and Galeana Battalions, two Cavalry Squadrons and eight guns), the Pinzon Brigade, the Arteaga Brigade (the Puebla Activo and Natl Guards Battalions) and the Canalizo Special Cavalry Division. '''Rey Alejandro Conde Valdivia''' is a Mexican (Mexican people) conductor who has conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa (OSX) since 1977. He is a native of Xalapa, Veracruz. His discography has over 300 recordings. Born in the 'court of The Pearl', a no longer existent building that was locating on the street Úrsulo Galván of Xalapa's center, with graduate and master degrees for the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Veracruzana, Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez

Xalapa

'''Xalapa''' (often spelled '''Jalapa''', and archaically in English '''Halapa''') ), is the capital city of the Mexican (Mexico) state (States of Mexico) of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. In the year 2005 census the city reported a population of 387,879 and the municipality (municipalities of Mexico) of which it serves as municipal seat reported a population of 413,136. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. The municipality has an area of 118.45 km². Xalapa lies near the geographic center of the state and is the second-largest city in the state after the city of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) to the north.

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