- Boca del Río, Veracruz
Boca del Río is a city in the Mexican state of
Veracruz. The city also serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.Boca del Río is located immediately to the south of the port of Veracruz, at coord|19|07|N|96|06|W|. It stands where the Río Jamapaempties into the Gulf of Mexico– hence the Spanish-languagename, which means "river mouth".The municipality covers a total area of 42.77 km² and, in the year 2000 census, reported a population of 135,804. In addition to the city of Veracruz, it also borders on the municipalities of Alvaradoto the south and Medellín to the west.
In 1518, Spanish
conquistadors named the area Río Banderas.
In 1988, Boca del Río was granted city status.
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