|Hueyapan de Ocampo
|Hueyapan de Ocampo is a municipio in southeast Veracruz state, east central Mexico,
in the western foothills of the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas
Its name arose from the nahuatl language meaning "en el agua grande” (on the big
water). The suffix of "de Ocampo" refers to Melchor Ocampo, a major contributor to the
Mexican presidency of Benito Juarez.
Geographically, numerous small rivers, including El Amayo, El Coyolito and El Cuitlazóyotl
arising from the volcanic hinterland criss cross the area to flow into Rio Hueyapan.
Although part of Los Tuxtlas, none of its area lies within the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere.
Main access is Highway 180 from Catemaco to Acayucan
|As of the early 19th century, the area belonged to Acayucan, and formed its own municipio in 1923. Its name arose from
the nahuatl language meaning "en el agua grande” (on the big water).
Significant archaeological finds have been unearthed in the area which are now in the Xalapa museum. Some, mostly
Olmec pieces, are displayed in the community museum of the Popoluca village of Santa Rosa Loma Larga.
|Hueyapan had 38,175 inhabitants as of the 2005 census, including more than 7,000 indigenous people.
The only major towns are the same named county seat with a population of 3,204,
Juan Diaz Covarrubias (6,099) and Los Mangos (2,592), plus another 18 communities with more than 500 inhabitants.
Population density is 46/km², and growth is negative: 2000 (39,795), 2005 (38,175).
lliteracy runs 23%, and on the poverty scale the municipio ranks at 944 out of 2454 Mexican counties. More than 18% of the
inhabitants speak native languages, primarily Popoluca.
App. 6,200 families received 75 million pesos in 2008 of "Oportunidades" welfare funds.
69% of employed workers earned less than 2 minimum wages in 2005.
The 2008 municipal budget was 70.9 million pesos, 1857 pesos per inhabitant.
It has a 66 km road net, and as of 2007, 2,946 vehicles were registered, plus 10,500 horses.
The municipio occupies 824 km²,
497 km² are dedicated to livestock,and 12,111 cattle were slaughtered in 2007.
Agriculture on 255 km² harvests mainly corn, sugar cane, and coffee.
Sugar mills are located in Covarrubias and Cuatotolapan.
Central coordinates are 18° 09' 07" N, 94° 08' 40" W 9 and the central altitude is 20 m.
The highest elevation is probably around 800 m.
A small section in northeast of the county is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Los Tuxtlas.
Almost 47% is considered part of the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas.
|In the city of Covarrubias at the south exit, is a famous restaurant
which served me a beefsteak memela the size of my spare tire. Several "Motels" are nearby.
|Hueyapan is part of:
Distrito electoral local: XXV San Andrés Tuxtla,
and the Distrito electoral federal: XX Acayucan.
Hueyapan borders on:
North: San Andrés Tuxtla and Catemaco,
South: Acayucan y Juan Rodríguez Clara,
West: Santiago Tuxtla, Isla and Juan Rodríguez Clara.