What is Xalapa known for?

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

coffee coffee

. Xalapa is one of the most important places for Coffee production (Coffee production in Mexico) in Mexico due to its ideal climate, and coffee beans are grown on both smallholdings and large estates in the surrounding mountains. The tobacco industry also forms a part of the local economy with the process of producing cigarettes, and the growing of tropical fruits. Processed foods and beverages are also produced in Xalapa. The municipality has a total surface of 5,261,400 hectares, of which 3,457,363 hectares are seeded for agricultural production. Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez

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

important medical

CREEVER, * Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia DIF (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia). In the private sector the municipality counts on important medical establishments such as: * Sanatorio San Francisco, * Clínica del American Hospital, * Clínica de especialidades Las Palmas, * Vital Clínica Hospital, * Cruz Roja Mexicana, * Centro Médico de Xalapa, * Clínica Millenium * Hospital Ángeles. Media right thumb A narrow street in Xalapa, better known as ''Callejones''. (Image:Diatipicoxalapeño.jpg) Newspaper Notable newspapers produced or circulated in Xalapa include www.Xalapa.MX ''Diario de Xalapa'', ''Diario AZ'', ''Diario el Portal de Xalapa'', ''Diario la Opinión'', ''Periodico Marcha'', ''Periodico Al Calor Politico'', ''Periodico Agronomica'', ''Milenio'' and the ''Lider''. As well, important agency of news on line, like RadioVer www.radiover.com and magazine Revista Era www.revistaera.com t Radio The city is served by numerous radio stations including: FM: * 90.5 Radio de la Universidad Veracruzana * 91.7 Amor (Grupo Acir) * 95.5 Sensación HD (Oliva Radio) * 96.9 Digital 96.9 (AvanRadio) * 97.7 La Máquina (AvanRadio) * 98.5 ONE FM (AvanRadio) * 104.9 El Patron FM (Oliva Radio) * 107.7 Radio Más (Radio-Televisión de Veracruz) AM: * 550 W Radio (AvanRadio) * 610 Ke Buena (AvanRadio) * 1040 OK Radio (AvanRadio) * 1130 Yo FM 1130 AM(Grupo Radio Capital) * 1210 El Patrón (Oliva Radio) * 1460 ABC Xalapa Radio (Grupo ABC) * 1550 Radio Universidad Veracruzana Television Television channels include: * XHGV-TV channel 4 – RTV * XHAJ-TV channel 5 – Televisa Regional * XHAH-TV channel 7 – Canal de las Estrellas * XHAI-TV channel 9 – Canal 5 (Canal 5 (Televisa Network)) * XHCPE-TV channel 11 – Azteca 7 * XHIC-TV channel 13 – Azteca 13 * XHCLV-TV channel 22 – Galavisión (Galavisión (Mexico)) Cable services include: * Megacable (Cable TV) * Super Cable (Cable TV) * UltraVisión (Cable TV) * Sky (SKY México) (Satellite TV) * Dish Network (Satellite TV) Notable people from Xalapa thumb right Antonio López de Santa Anna (Image:Santaanna1.JPG), born in Xalapa, is one of the most emblematic figures in Mexican history. Politicians * Francisco Javier Echeverría * Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada * Antonio López de Santa Anna * José Joaquín de Herrera * Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos * Marco Antonio Muñoz Turnbull Writers * Sergio Armin Vásquez Muñoz * Carlos Manuel Cruz Meza * Jorge Lobillo * José María Roa Bárcena * Juan Díaz Covarrubias * Julio Zarate * Francisco Morosini * Alicia Bazarte Martínez Educators * Enrique C. Rébsamen * Sinforosa Amador (1788–1841) * Soledad Ramos Enríquez * Guillermo Fernández de la Garza Athletes * Barbara Bonola - Triatlón * Martha Ángelica Blanco - Lanzamiento de Jabalina * Silvia García Ramírez - Judo * Marcela García Ramírez - Judo * Armando Fernández - Lucha * Alejandro Fernández Ávila - Fosa olímpica * Luis Hernández - Atletismo, 10 mil metros * Eulalio Ríos Alemán - Natación Artists *Villalobos Brothers composers, violinists *Gabriel Orozco artist *Son de Madera musical group Doctors *Rafael Lucio Benefactors *William K. Boone The municipality thumb left The Cofre de Perote (Image:Cofre de Perote.jpg) hills Xalapa is situated in eastern-central Mexico, approximately Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez

horror films

: www.colmex.mx info_gen historia.htm and was Mexico's Ambassador to UNESCO from 1995 to 1998. * Cleanup needed (updated by bot) ** 52 - Alfredo Talavera, Asamblea popular de los pueblos de Oaxaca, Azteca América, Books and Journals for Mexican Revolution, Chilango, Corregidora, Councils of Good Government, Cristero Museum, Fernando Valenzuela, Gender roles in Mesoamerica, Grupo Financiero Banamex, Horror films of Mexico

books published

Covina (Covina, California), United States * Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz), Mexico Books published about Xalapa * ''Una excursión a Jalapa en


recognized artists. * The '''Museo Interactivo de Xalapa''' (Interactive Museum of Xalapa) features a planetarium with an IMAX screen, showing educational documentaries. * In the '''Paseo de los Lagos,''' there used to be an ancient dam. Today it has footpaths surrounded by leafy trees, circling three

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

major products

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growing close

Echeverría y Hijos. DATE OF BIRTH circa July 2, 1797 PLACE OF BIRTH Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico DATE OF DEATH 1852-09-17 thumb 150px right alt Rectangular stamp with three mushrooms growing close together, and with various sizes, small, medium, and large. The colors of the caps are brown-green, and the stems are white. The text at the top right says "0.04L", and at the bottom it says "Moldova" A postage stamp depicting ''R. virescens''—one of five mushroom-themed stamps of different denominations released in Moldova (File:Stamp of Moldova 238.gif) in 1995 ''Russula virescens'' can be found fruiting on soil in both deciduous forests (Temperate deciduous forest) and mixed forests, forming ectomycorrhizal (Mycorrhiza#Ectomycorrhiza) symbiotic (symbiosis) relationships with a variety of trees, Wikipedia:Xalapa Dmoz:Regional North America Mexico States Veracruz Localities Xalapa Commons:Category:Xalapa de Enríquez


'''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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