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San Bartolo Coyotepec
Toun & Municipality
Barro negro pottery, in the courtyard shop o the Doña Rosa Workshop,
San Bartolo Coyotepec
San Bartolo Coyotepec is located in Mexico
San Bartolo Coyotepec
San Bartolo Coyotepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°57′29″N 96°42′27″W / 16.95806°N 96.70750°W / 16.95806; -96.70750
Kintra Banner o Mexico Mexico
State Oaxaca
Government
 • Municipal Preses Agustin Antonio Manzano (2008–2010)
Area
 • Municipality 45.93 km2 (17.73 sq mi)
Elevation 1,520 m (4,990 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 8,015
 • Seat 3,194
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 71256

San Bartolo Coyotepec is a toun an municipality locatit in the centre o the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is in the Centro Destrict o the Valles Centrales region aboot fifteen km sooth o the caipital o Oaxaca.[1]

The toun is best kent for its Barro negro pottery - black clay pottery. For hunders o years pottery haes been made here wi a gray matte feenish, but in the 1950s a technique wis devised tae give the pieces a shiny black feenish athoot pentin. This haes made the pottery far mair popular an collectable.[2][3] The toun is hame tae the Museo Estatal de Arte Popular de Oaxaca (State Museum o Popular Airt o Oaxaca) which wis opened here in 2004, wi a lairge portion o its collection consistin o barro negro pottery.[4] Thare is a barro negro mural on the recently opened Baseball Academy an aw.[5]

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  1. "San Bartolo Coyotepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  2. "El proceso de elaboración de artesanías de barro negro de Oaxaca" [The process of crafting barro negro crafts of Oaxaca]. Once Noticias (in Spanish) (Mexico City). Redacción Once Noticias. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  3. Boy, Alicia (2000-08-27). "El arte y la magia de Dona Rosa" [The arte and magic of Doña Rosa]. Reforma (in Spanish) (Mexico City). p. 2. 
  4. "MUSEO ESTATAL DE ARTE POPULAR "OAXACA"" [State Museum of Popular Art of Oaxaca] (in Spanish). Oaxaca: State of Oaxaca. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  5. "Inaugura Harp Helú academia de beisbol en San Bartolo Coyotepec" [Harp Helú inaugurates the academy of baseball in San Bartolo Coyotepec]. e-Consulta Noticias (in Spanish) (Mexico). November 12, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 

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