Tuxtilla is a municipality located in the south zone in the State of Veracruz, about 175 km from state capital Xalapa. It has a surface of 168.62 km2. It is located at 18°14′N 95°8′W. The name comes from the language Náhuatl, Tuz-Tlan. It is bounded by Cosamaloapan to the north, Chacaltianguis to the east and the state of Oaxaca to the south.