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 (vĕr′ə-kro͞oz′, bă′rä-kro͞os′)
A city of east-central Mexico on the Gulf of Mexico east of Puebla. Founded in 1599 on a site visited earlier (1519) by Hernando Cortés, it was frequently sacked by buccaneers in the 1600s and 1700s. US troops led by Gen. Winfield Scott captured the city in 1847 during the Mexican War. It is a large port and a tourist resort.


(ˌvɛrəˈkruːz; Spanish beraˈkruθ)
1. (Placename) a state of E Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of a hot humid coastal strip with lagoons, rising rapidly inland to the central plateau and Sierra Madre Oriental. Capital: Jalapa. Pop: 630 000 (2005 est). Area: 72 815 sq km (28 114 sq miles)
2. (Placename) the chief port of Mexico, in Veracruz state on the Gulf of Mexico. Pop: 410 000 (2000 est)


(ˌvɛr əˈkruz, -ˈkrus)

1. a state in E Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico. 6,737,324; 27,759 sq. mi. (71,895 sq. km). Cap.: Jalapa.
2. a seaport in this state: the chief port of Mexico. 438,821.
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Noun1.Veracruz - a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of VeracruzVeracruz - a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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Even as she spoke, across the country, Hurricane Katia was roaring onshore north of Tecolutla in Veracruz state, pelting the region with intense rains and winds.
Veracruz state officials said in a statement on Friday that the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.
Social activist Candido Rios Vasquez, a reporter for the daily newspaper Diario de Acayucan in Veracruz state, was shot to death along with two other men while standing at a corner store.
Summary: Mexico City [Mexico], July 31 (ANI): Authorities in Mexico have rescued as many as 178 Central American migrants found abandoned in a trailer in Veracruz state, the country's National Institute for Migration said.
The blaze on the tanker "Burgos" occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet.
In neighboring Veracruz state, 11 people lost their lives when mudslides hit the towns of Coscomatepec, Tequila and Huayacocotla, Gov.
Another 10 people have died in neighbouring Veracruz state.
Veracruz state governor Javier Duarte told Milenio Television that the blast killed three people at the plant.
In the central region of Veracruz State, Mexico, sapote fruit production occurs throughout almost the entire year with a major peak in production between May and Aug.
watch said that, "The key events included in the weekly report are: No forecast of rainfall in Espirito Santo state in Brazil affects Conilon coffee production; climate change and rust may reduce the 2015/16 coffee harvest by 50% in Veracruz state of Mexico; fall in international prices of coffee affects Indian exports and worries traders; rain showers expected in four coffee producing regions in Brazil; Nicaragua achieved a record high of $400 million in coffee exports until last September; campaign 'Coffee with Profit' of Cooxupe has benefited 103,000 producers in Brazil; world coffee consumption doubled in the last 20 years; price of coffee pulped in city of Ourinhos of Brazil fell by 9.
New ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) records for Veracruz State and Mexico.
2], with dominant clayed soils, and is located in the northern Veracruz state between the rivers Panuco and Tuxpan, Mexico.