The state of Veracruz has 1.405 million hectáreas of forest; 1.196 million of those, or 85% correspond to the Veracruzanian jungle and 0.209 million to woods (15%).
40% of the state's land is used for livestock.
With 210 counties, it busts several major cities of more than 100,000 inhabitants: Boca del Rio, Cordoba, Martinez de la Torre, Orizaba, Xalapa, Veracruz, Coatzacoalcos, Tuxpan, Poza Rica, Minatitlán.
high industrial activity:
Xalapa with an strong development
This near-by cities hold more than 45%
North of the state, citrics;
Veracruz state is 72,815 km2; and has
Veracruz state is third at a national level with a road and highway network of 15,856 kilometers as follows:
There are 4 cabotage and 3 international ports:
There are four airports spread through the state and located at:
There are 1,299 km. of railways that link the central and southeast regions of the state. The railway network is obsolete, however, its modernization is a must.
Veracruz state offers a variety of sites for visitors:
In 1996, some 6.5 million visitors; 93% were nationals and only 7% from abroad.
To cope with visitors there are almost a thousand hotels out of which there are about 20 5-star hotels
To satisfy demand, hotel industry in Veracruz has 969 buildings: 16 5-star, 40 4-star, 128 3-star, 133 2-star and 159 1-star hotels; there are some other 493 facilities as well, among motels, shelters, and boarding houses; however, there is still lacking a well-defined policy to promote tourism to increase the demand for ecological, cultural, sporting and adventure from co-nationals and foreigners alike; there is still a lack of development of seldom visited areas like Costa Esmeralda, Filobobos, etc, as well as for new touristic sites.