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also Xa·la·pa  (hə-lä′pə, hä-lä′pä)
A city of east-central Mexico east of Mexico City. Built on the site of a pre-Columbian city, Jalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It is now an agricultural trade center and a mountain resort.
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(Spanish xaˈlapa)
(Placename) a city in E central Mexico, capital of Veracruz State, at an altitude of 1427 m (4681 ft): resort. Pop: 525 000 (2005 est)
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(hɑˈlɑ pɑ)

the capital of Veracruz, in E Mexico. 279,451.
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