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Pánuco, Veracruz

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Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 22°03′0″N 98°11′0″W / 22.05000°N 98.18333°W / 22.05000; -98.18333Coordinates: 22°03′0″N 98°11′0″W / 22.05000°N 98.18333°W / 22.05000; -98.18333
Country Mexico
Founded22 December 1522
City status30 June 1931
 • Municipal PresidentFernando Molina Hernández
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total33,122
Area code(s)846

Pánuco (Spanish: [ˈpanuko] (About this soundlisten)) is a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz, located in the state's Huasteca Alta region. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding Pánuco Municipality. It stands on the banks of the Río Pánuco.

In the 2005 INEGI Census, the city of Pánuco reported a total population of 33,122.[1]


Pánuco is traditionally held to have been founded by Hernán Cortés on 22 December 1522, as Villa de Santiesteban del Puerto, the second ayuntamiento on the American continent. It was the capital of the Province of Pánuco in the early colonial period. It was given city status on 30 June 1931.

Hernando de Soto's expedition stopped in Panuco after his death.

April 23, 1900 Pánuco was destroyed by fire, leaving more than 2,000 homeless.[2]


  1. ^ "Pánuco". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Mexican Town Destroyed", New York Times, April 24, 1900, p1

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