Jalapa

/hah lah"pah/, n.
a city in and the capital of Veracruz, in E Mexico. 183,216.

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in full Jalapa Enríquez

City (pop., 2000: 373,076), capital of Veracruz state, east-central Mexico.

It is located in the Sierra Madre Oriental about 4,700 ft (1,430 m) above sea level. A market city for locally grown coffee and tobacco, it was famous in colonial days for its annual fair, held to dispose of the goods brought from Cádiz, Spain, by the returning Spanish silver fleet. The massive Spanish-Moorish architecture of the city is reminiscent of viceregal days.

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      city, southeastern Guatemala, located in a picturesque valley of the central highlands at an elevation of 4,469 feet (1,362 metres) above sea level. Jalapa functions as a commercial, manufacturing, and administrative centre for the fertile agricultural and pastoral hinterland. Because of its isolation the city has retained much colonial architecture and culture. Jalapa is connected to the Inter-American Highway in the south by a paved road, and it is connected in the north to the highway leading to Guatemala City. Pop. (2002) 39,301.

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  • Jalapa — (or its alternate spelling Xalapa) may refer to any of the following locations: NOTOC GUA* Jalapa department * Jalapa, JalapaMEX* Xalapa, Veracruz * Jalapa, Baja California * Jalapa, Guerrero * Jalapa, Oaxaca * Jalapa, TabascoNEP*Jalapa,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jalapa — steht für Jalapa (Departamento), ein Departamento in Guatemala Jalapa (Guatemala), die Hauptstadt des gleichnamigen guatemaltekischen Departamentos Jalapa (Nicaragua), Stadt im Verwaltungsbezirk Nueva Segovia Xalapa (auch Jalapa de Enríquez), die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jalapa — ou Jalapa Enríquez v. du Mexique central; cap. de l état de Veracruz; 288 330 hab. Région agricole (café, tabac) et centre industriel …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jalapa —   [xa lapa], Hauptstadt des Departaments Jalapa, Guatemala, 1 362 m über dem Meeresspiegel, 16 900 Einwohner; Bischofssitz; Zentrum eines Landwirtschaftsgebietes.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • jalapa — jȁlapa ž <G mn āpā> DEFINICIJA bot. meksička biljka povijuša (Exogonium purga) iz porodice slakova (Convolvulaceae) (od smole se pravi purgativ) ETIMOLOGIJA šp., prema imenu meksičkog grada Jalapa (Veracruz) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • jalapa — (nlt.) sf. bot. vijoklinių šeimos atogrąžų vaistinis ar dekoratyvinis augalas: Vaistinė jalapa (Exogonium Purga) LBŽ …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • jalapa — sustantivo femenino 1. Exoginum purga. Planta trepadora de hojas en forma de corazón y flores pequeñas de color rojo cuya raíz tiene propiedades purgantes: La jalapa es una planta originaria de México. 2. Raíz de esta planta …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Jalapa — [en rē′keshä lä′pä] city in E Mexico: capital of Veracruz state: pop. 288,000: official name Jalapa Enríquez [en rē′kes] …   English World dictionary

  • Jalapa — Jalapa, 1) Departement des mexicanischen Staates Veracruz; 2) Hauptstadt des Staates Veracruz, am Fuße des Basaltgebirges Macultepec, 4 Kirchen, ein Kloster, 2 Hospitäler: 12,000 Ew., meist Creolen u. Mestizen; sehr fruchtbare Umgegend mit Kaffee …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jalapa — (Xalapa, spr. chalāpa), 1) Hauptstadt des mexikan. Staates Veracruz, unter 19°30 nördl. Br., 1320 m ü. M., in reizender, gesunder und fruchtbarer Gartengegend, am Fuße des basaltischen Pik Makultepetl und an der Bahn J. Veracruz, Bischofssitz,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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