Istmo de Tehuantepec

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Istmo de Tehuantepec
Region
Oaxaca regions - Istmo de Tehuantepec tae the east
Coordinates: 16°10′57″N 95°11′45″W / 16.18250°N 95.19583°W / 16.18250; -95.19583
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 19,977 km2 (7,713 sq mi)

Istmo de Tehuantepec is the lairgest region in the state o Oaxaca, Mexico. It covers the soothren pairt o the Isthmus o Tehuantepec, the shortest route atween the Guwf o Mexico an the Paceefic Ocean afore the Panama Canal wis opened. The region haes twa destricts, Juchitán an Tehuantepec, wi a total o 41 municipalities.[1]

Salina Cruz is the lairgest ceety in the Istmo region

The region haes cement an lime plants, but the main industrie is the Pemex refinery in the port o Salina Cruz on the Paceefic coast. The isthmus haes extensive livestock production. Crops include sesame, coffee, rice, sorghum, pineapple, banana, coconut, melon an sugarcane. Fishin cooperatives harvest shrimp an ither seafuid frae the Paceefic.

The govrenment haes plans tae develop the trans-isthmus corridor, includin impruivin transportation routes, developin an industrial zone alang the heich-gate an expandin the petroleum an petrochemical industries in Salina Cruz. Ither plans include creatin coffee plantations an cattle corridors, expandin production o beans, maize an chili an exploitin the bio-genetic resources o native medicinal plants.[2]

The region contains the lairgest pairt o the Selva Zoque, or Zoque Forest, an aurie o great ecological importance includin the lairgest intact tropical rain forest in Mexico.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Región Papaloapam". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. Emanuel Gómez (marzo 2002). "El futuro de la Selva Zoque". La Jornada, Suplemento Ojarasca Nº 59, (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-27. 
  3. "Selva Zoque". WWF Mexico. Retrieved 2010-06-28.