Papantla

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Papantla is a city in the northern part of the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

The city is located at Template:Coor dm, at a height of 180 metres above sea level. It stands on Mexico highway 180, some 15 km southwest of Poza Rica. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Papantla.

Its formal name is Papantla de Olarte, which was bestowed on it in 1935 in honour of Serafín Olarte, a local Native American who fought alongside the insurgents in the War of Independence.

It was founded by Native Americans from Tuzapán (Tuxpan) around the year 1200. The city is home to a Museum of Totonac Culture, and the important Pre-Columbian site of El Tajín is also in the municipality.

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