city in E Mexico: capital of Veracruz state: pop. 288,000
See Jalapa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also Ja·la·pa En·rí·quez
A city of east-central Mexico east of Mexico City. Built on the site of a pre-Columbian city, Jalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It is now an agricultural trade center and a mountain resort. Population: 388,000.