Jalapa Travel Guide, Mexico
The city of Jalapa (also famous by the name of Xalapa) is the capital city for the state of Veracruz, Mexico. The official name for the city of Jalapa is Xalapa de Enríquez which was given to honor the governor of 19th century Juan de la Luz Enríquez. The surrounding municipality also has the same name Jalapa. The city of Jalapa has a nickname which is La ciudad de las flores (which actually means city of flowers). This name was given by Alexander von Humboldt who had visited this town on February 10th, 1804.
The average annual temperature for the city of Jalapa is around 10 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature can touch the heights of around 38 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature ranges between the limits of around 0 degree Celsius to 0 degree Celsius. The altitude for the city of Jalapa is around 1400 meters which makes the surrounding atmosphere relatively cool when compared to other neighboring cities.
The city of Jalapa experiences summer seasons between the months of March and May. The average highest temperature during this season is around 28 degree Celsius while the average lowest temperature during this season is around 17 degree Celsius. Winter season hits this city between the months of December and February. The average highest temperature during this month is around 11 degree Celsius while the average lowest temperature during this month is around 22 degree Celsius. Rainfall in winter season isn’t too huge, but in summer the rainfall is around 330 mm which is actually huge for summer season.
As pointed above the city of Jalapa is famous as flower garden for the country of Mexico and it is this huge availability of flowers which plays an important role in shaping the economy of Jalapa. Another area in which the city of Jalapa excels is the production of coffee that is due to the favorable climate of this city. Tropical fruits and tobacco industry are few more major players that shape the economy of Jalapa. Another industry which is slowly becoming very famous in the city of Jalapa is the beverages and processed food industry. This happening due to the increasing number of tourists which regularly hit this city from different parts of Mexico as well as from different parts of this planet.