Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico

🇲🇽 Coatzacoalcos is a major port city in the southern part of the Mexican state of Veracruz, mostly on the western side of the Coatzacoalcos River estuary, on the Bay of Campeche, on the southern Gulf of Mexico coast. The city serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. It is the state's third largest city, after Veracruz City and Xalapa.

Economy The city's industry is dominated by the petrochemical sector. Four big industrial petrochemical complexes are located near the city (Pajaritos, Cosoleacaque, Morelos and Cangrejera) making it one of the most important concentrations of its kind in the world. The state-owned Pemex Petroquímica subsidiary is headquartered in Coatzacoalcos and 85% of its production is concentrated there.

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Coatzacoalcos has a population of over 319,187 people. Coatzacoalcos also forms the centre of the wider Coatzacoalcos metropolitan area which has a population of over 347,223 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Coatzacoalcos is twinned with: 🇨🇳 Rizhao, China; 🇵🇭 San Fernando, Philippines

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