Coatzacoalcos ( Spanish Coatzacoalcos ) is a city in Mexico , part of the state of Veracruz , the administrative center of the eponymous municipality . Located at the confluence of the Coatzacoalcos River in the Gulf of Mexico .
|History and geography|
|Timezone||UTC − 6 , in summer UTC − 5|
|Population||234174 people ( 2005 )|
|Telephone code||+52 921|
In 1522, by order of Cortez, Gonzalo de Sandoval founded the settlement of Villa del Espiritu Santo.
In 1793, localities in the region, including Coatzacoalcos, were affected by a volcanic eruption and earthquake.
In 1882, Coatzacoalcos became the administrative center of the new municipality. In 1900, he received a city status (villa), and was thus renamed Puerto Mesico (Puerto México). In 1911, Puerto Meshico became a city (ciudad). In 1936, the name Coatzacoalcos was returned to him.