The National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) determined that the Pico de Orizaba belongs to Puebla and not to Veracruz.
Despite bearing the name of the Veracruz city of Orizaba and that the inactive volcano shares its territory between the two states, the Inegi places it in Puebla in its most recent Registry of Continental Geographical Names.
The Pico de Orizaba is a dormant volcano with an elevation of 5,636 meters, which places it as the highest mountain in Mexico and the seventh in the world.
According to Inegi, It is located in the municipality of Chalchicolula de Sesma, which is one of the 217 municipalities of Puebla.
The determination is because the mountain it has more territory over the state of Puebla than in Veracruz.
Officially called Citlaltépetl, the volcano is part of the Neovolcanic Mountain Range, to which they also belong the Popocatepetl and the Iztaccíhuatl.
Cofre de Perote goes from volcano to hill
What’s more, the Inegi recategorized the Cofre de Perote from the category of volcano to hill.
The Cofre de Perote is a relief of 4 thousand 282 meters high, located in the region of the Mountains.
The extension of this formation includes the municipalities of Perote, Ayahualulco, Xico, Coatepec, Acajete and Las Vigas de Ramírez.
The Cofre de Perote is considered by the Inegi as a natural elevation of the terrain of low height.
The Register of Continental Geographical Names can be consulted online through the Inegi website.
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