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Country: Flag of Mexico Mexico
Population: 7,700,000
Seat: Xalapa
Licence Plate: Veracruz

Veracruz is a federal state of Mexico. Its capital is Xalapa, while the biggest and most important city of this state is also called Veracruz. Other important cities of Veracruz are Poza Rica to the north, Orizaba and Córdoba in the center-west (close to Puebla), and Minatitlán and Coatzacoalcos to the south.

Veracruz is located in the Gulf of Mexico area and shares borders with the states of Tamaulipas to the north, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo to the west, Puebla to the southwest, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, and Tabasco to the southeast.