Veracruz,(beɾaˈkɾus) formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (Spanish pronunciation:[beɾaˈkɾus ðe iɣˈnasjo ðe la ˈʝaβe]), officially Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (Spanish:Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), is one of the 31 states that, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided in 212 municipalities and its capital city is Xalapa-Enríquez.
The state is noted for its mixed ethnic and indigenous populations. Its cuisine reflects the many cultural influences that have come through the state because of the importance of the port of Veracruz.
Club Deportivo Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, commonly known as Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, is a Mexican professional football club based in the city of Veracruz. Veracruz was founded in 1943, and plays in the Liga MX of Mexico. Their nickname "Tiburones Rojos" means red sharks.
The club was founded around April 1943 under the name of Club Deportivo Veracruz after two clubs from the city state of Veracruz, Iberia de Córdoba and Veracruz Sporting Club, merged in order to join the Mexican Primera División. At the time, both clubs played in Liga Veracruzana, an amateur league in Veracruz. These two clubs had dominated the Liga Amateur de Veracruz, winning 21 titles combined. Each of these clubs had a short stay in the Primera Fuerza – a now defunct amateur football league in Mexico City – in the early 1920s but due to the distance, the clubs generally played in the local league which was less competitive. The clubs kept the Veracruz Sporting Club colors, red and black, which they used in the early part of its existence and a few years later would switch the black to white, keeping red as the club's main shirt color. In their first year the club played in Parque Deportivo Veracruzano sharing the field with baseball club Rojos del Águila de Veracruz. The club's nickname was given by Manuel Seyde who had also help merge the two clubs. The club had the honor of having been one of the first clubs to play in the professional league as well as having been the first club not from Mexico City to win the tournament. Among other records the club holds is the record for most relegations (four times) including being relegated in 2008 by its hated rival Puebla who had just been promoted the year before. The club has played in the Liga de Ascenso ever since, coming close to promotion a couple of times but falling short each time.
It is the state's most populous city, with a population that is greater than the municipality's population, as part of the city of Veracruz extends into the neighboring Boca del Río Municipality. At the 2010 census, the city had 554,830 inhabitants, 428,323 in Veracruz Municipality and 126,507 in Boca del Río Municipality. Developed during Spanish colonization, Veracruz has been Mexico’s oldest, largest, and historically most significant port.
When the Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico in 1519, he founded a city here, which he named Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, referring to the area’s gold and dedicated to the "True Cross", because he landed on the Christian holy day of Good Friday, the day of the Crucifixion. It was the second Spanish settlement on the mainland of the Americas but the first to receive a coat-of-arms. During the colonial period, this city had the largest mercantile class and was at times wealthier than the capital of Mexico City. Its wealth attracted the raids of 17th-century pirates, against which fortifications such as Fort San Juan de Ulúa were built. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Veracruz was invaded on different occasions by France and the United States; during the 1914 Tampico Affair, US troops occupied the city for seven months. For much of the 20th century, the production of petroleum was most important for the state's economy but, in the latter 20th century and into the 21st, the port has re-emerged as the main economic engine. It has become the principal port for most of Mexico’s imports and exports, especially for the automotive industry.
The garden called my name. In touring the garden, I realized Fall isn’t the end of beautiful colors. Autumn chrysanthemums are so deep and rich in color this year ... Did I mention the spots of chartreuse green of a potato vine and Hostas? Beautiful ...Mirabilis translates to “wonderful,” and Jalapa is the capital of Veracruz, Mexico ... Caution ... M ... and 8 p.m ... M.
In the Veracruz state capital, a mother and five of her children died when a hillside collapsed on their home, but one child was pulled out alive by relatives ... In the Veracruz state capital, Xalapa, streets were turned into muddy brown rivers ... They closed most highways in Veracruz, which is crossed by numerous rivers.
The storm made landfall in Mexico for a second time near Tecolutla in Veracruz state as a major Category 3 storm with winds of 125 miles (200 kilometers) per hour ... In the Veracruz state capital, Xalapa, streets were turned into muddy brown rivers. Seven people died there and one more in the city of Poza Rica, Veracruz Gov.
The storm made landfall in Mexico for a second time near Tecolutla in Veracruz state as a major Category Three storm with winds of 125 miles (200 kilometers) per hour ... In the Veracruz state capital, Xalapa, streets were turned into muddy brown rivers ... They closed most highways in Veracruz, which is crossed by numerous rivers.
The deaths and the worst damage occurred in the state of Veracruz, where the storm uprooted trees when it made landfall early on Saturday. In the state capital, Xalapa, many streets became rivers of mud.
The first major hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season came ashore in Veracruz state around 12.30 am (05.30 UTC) with maximum sustained winds of 200 km/h (125 mph) ... Rains from Grace caused widespread flooding in Xalapa, the Veracruz state capital, and mudslides in the shantytowns at the feet of the surrounding mountains.
... in Veracruz state in the early morning. A seven-year-old girl died due to a mudslide in Veracruz state capital Xalapa, while an adult was killed in Poza Rica further north by a collapsed roof, local media said. Veracruz officials said details would be given at a news conference.
The storm made landfall in Mexico for a second time during the night near Tecolutla in Veracruz state as a major Category Three storm, triggering warnings of mudslides and significant floods ... In the Veracruz state capital, Xalapa, streets were turned into muddy brown rivers.
Hours before nearing shore, Grace caused strong winds, high waves and rain in the Veracruz communities of Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Xalapa and Veracruz city as well as in coastal towns in the states of Tabasco and Tamaulipas, Mexico’s meteorological agency said ... Fishermen in Veracruz state (Felix Marquez/AP) ... Fishermen in Veracruz state (Felix Marquez/AP).
The eastern state of Veracruz has been at the center of attacks on politicians ...Oaxaca had the second-highest number of attacks at 68, just over half the amount in Veracruz ... Gutiérrez had been campaigning to become mayor of Misantla, a town of around 30,000 people in central Veracruz ... All RoadsLead to Veracruz ... Veracruz.
The Valley of Mexico, a region that includes Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Hidalgo, and Tlaxcala, accumulated large amounts of water, causing roadblocks, and flooding of the subway network, businesses and private homes, a situation also experienced in areas of states such as Jalisco and Veracruz.