Minatitlán is a municipality in the south of the state of Veracruz, in Mexico. Head of the municipality of the same name, it was a high altitude port on the Coatzacoalcos River. It establishes the largest refinery of Pemex "Refinery Gral Lázaro Cárdenas del Río", first and largest in Latin America until 2004. It is the sixth largest city in the state, and one of the 80 in the country. To rank 4 of 8 of the large functional regions by population, economic and industrial activity, with HDI of 0.839 in the 16th position of the state,.
Municipality located north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and Olmec region of the state of Veracruz, at coordinates 17°59 'north latitude and 94°33' west longitude, at a height of 20 meters above sea level with a territorial extension of 4,123.91 km², a figure that represents the 5.66% total of the state. It is bordered to the north by the coastal city of Coatzacoalcos and the municipality of Cosoleacaque, to the northeast by Ixhuatlán del Sureste, to the east by Moloacán and Las Choapas, to the south by Uxpanapa, and to the southwest by Hidalgotitlán and Jáltipan.