|Ángel R. Cabada is a municipio in central Veracruz state, east central
Mexico, south of the port of Veracruz, along the Gulf of Mexico.
The municipio was created in 1931 and named after Angel Rosario Cabada
(1872-1921), a local agrarian leader.
Finds from a pre-hispanic settlement at El Mesón are displayed on the
town square, including a stela inscribed with one of the oldest dates in
Geographically, the 2 small rivers of Canes and Tecolapan cross the
terrain. Laguna Majahual near the coast is one of several small lagoons in
Highway 180 from Veraruz to Veracruz is the main artery, with a spur at El
Tropico leading to the Gulf coast and Catemaco, via Montepio.
|Angel R. Cabada
|Angel R. Cabada is part of the
Distrito electoral local: XXV San Andrés Tuxtla
Distrito electoral federal: XIX San Andrés Tuxtla
The municipio borders:
North: Gulf of México
South: Santiago Tuxtla
East: San Andrés Tuxtla
West: Lerdo de Tejada and Saltabarranca
|Angel R. Cabada had a population of 32,960 as of the 2005 census, including about 100 indigenous people.
The only major towns are the same named county seat with a population of 11,901, Tecolapan (2,186), and San Juan de
los Reyes (1,715), plus another 10 communities with more than 500 inhabitants.
Population density is 66/km2, and growth is negative: 1995 (34,312), 2005 (32,960).
Illiteracy runs 22%, and on the poverty scale the municipio ranks at 1274 out of 2454.
App. 3,200 families received 26 million pesos in 2008 of "Oportunidades" welfare funds.
65.8 % of employed workers earned less than 2 minimum wages in 2005.
The 2008 municipal budget was 58.3 million pesos, 1,767 pesos per inhabitant.
The municipio occupies 498 km².
214 km² are dedicated to livestock, and 5831 cattle were slaughtered in 2007. Agriculture on 110 km² harvests mostly
sugar cane, corn, and oranges.
It has a 44 km road net and as of 2007, 3291 vehicles were registered, plus 2072 horses.
Central coordinates are 18°35′ 40″ N, 94°26′ 45″ W, and the central altitude is 10 m.
The highest elevation is probably less than 600 m. The cost is 24 km long.
A small section in the NE of the county is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Los Tuxtlas.
More than 23% is considered part of the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.