High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Zacapoaxtla is a city and seat of the municipality of Zacapoaxtla, in the Mexican state of Puebla. THe city has a population of 8,062 inhabitants, while the municipality has 49,242 inhabitants at the 2000 census.THe name means place where straw is counted, and it originates from Nahuatl roots: zacatl - straw; pohuatl - to count; and tl n - place. THe name comes from the tribute people had to pay, i.E. As bales of straw.THe municipality of Zacapoaxtla is bounded on the east by the municipalities of Tlatlauquitepec and Zaragoza, on the north by Cuetzalan del Progreso, on the northwest by Nauzontla, on the west by Xochiapulco, and on the south by Zautla. IT has an area of 188.8 km², that makes it the 66th largest with respect to the other municipalities of the state of Puebla.THe city of Zacapoaxtla is located on a mountainous terrain on the northern part of the state, on the morphological region known as Sierra Norte or Sierra de Puebla, amidst the Sierra Madre Oriental. THe city is surrounded by three mountains: "Tres cabezas" (Three Heads), "Gran poder de Dios" (Great Power of God) and the "Apaxtepec", an extinct volcano.