The municipality of Miahuatlán is located in the mountainous center of the State of Veracruz in the region called the Capital. It is one of the 212 municipalities of the entity. It is located at the coordinates 19°42 "north latitude and 96°52" west longitude, and has a height of 1,800 meters above sea level. It is a municipality categorized as urban conformed by 13 localities in which 5,526 people live, which are: Miahuatlan, Carolino Anaya, Reforma, Cumbre del Jonatal, Dos Jacales, Loma Alta, Jonatal, Bella Union, Alegre Ranch, Yerba Buena, Foot of La Cuesta, Mata Oscura and Bartolo Garcia. Miahuatlán has a mainly humid climate, temperate and extreme, with abundant rains mainly in summer and some more in autumn.
The municipality of Miahuatlán celebrates its traditional festivities in honor of the patron saint San José from March 18 to 20 and from August 14 to 16 they celebrate the festivities in honor of the Virgin of the Assumption. The name of Mihautlán in Nahuatl means "" Place of ears of corn. Tlan, place located near a plan." Ramírez Lavoignet translates as "Lugar de Las Flores del Maiz". According to the first inhabitants, they found flowering corn plants when they arrived in this territory. It is understood that the first inhabitants who came to this place were families who spoke the Nahuatl language.