Mexico’s state of Veracruz stretches along the east coast of central Mexico, with a population of about 8 million
It has a wonderful diverse vegetation, it also produces coffee, sugarcane, citrus and tropical fruits, vanilla, cereals, corn, and more.
Veracruz rises from coastal plains, through tropical rain forests and mangrove swamps up to high mountains in the west and north-west.
The Olmec Culture, “mother culture of the Americas”, flourished in Veracruz. With the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, it became a melting pot of continental America, enriched by a blend of Indigenous, European and Afro-Caribbean influences, vibrantly evident in its architecture, cuisine and music.
Universidad Veracruzana in Veracruz State:
UV has 28 municipalities. It is organized in five regions throughout the state of Veracruz: Xalapa, Veracruz-Boca del Río, Orizaba-Córdoba, Poza Rica-Tuxpan and Coatzacoalcos-Minatitlán.
Currently has 27 Higher Education Units that encompasses 74 faculties, 24 research institutes, the Open Education System and the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural (UVI); it also has seven research centres, two high technology services laboratories, a gynecology and obstetric hospital school and a museum, a language centre, a music initiation centre, free art schools and workshops. Furthermore, it has 57 libraries and seven Library and Information Services Units (USBI) distributed in the five regions.
Xalapa, Veracruz. The City of Flowers is located in a subtropical mountainous region between the Cofre de Perote (the 4th highest Mexican mountain) and high cliffs. This zone is privileged; it rises between the 1100 and 1700 metres above sea level and has one of the vastest biodiversity ecosystems of the world, known as rain forest.
Xalapa is a colonial at 1400 metres above sea level, it is well-known for its hilly and narrow streets, its leafy parks and the winter fog. It has been a very important cultural centre since prehispanic times and nowadays it’s the capital of Veracruz and the main venue of Universidad Veracruzana.