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Santa Catarina Juquila
Municipality an toun
Santa Catarina Juquila is located in Mexico
Santa Catarina Juquila
Santa Catarina Juquila
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°14′N 97°18′W / 16.233°N 97.300°W / 16.233; -97.300
Kintra Banner o Mexico Mexico
State Oaxaca
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,579
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Santa Catarina Juquila is a toun in the State o Oaxaca, Mexico, an is the seat o the municipality cried Santa Catarina Juquila an aw. It is pairt o the Juquila Destrict in the centre o the Costa Region. The name "Juquila" comes frae "Xuhquililla", which means "Place o blue milkweed".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The total aurie o the municipality is 811.42 km2 in ruggit terrain in the fuithills o the Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate is temperate humid, wi maximum temperaturs o 20°C, minimum 12°C an average 16°C. Annual rainfaw is 854 mm, heicher frae Mey tae September an lawer frae October tae Apryle. Trees include pine, oak, mahogany, cedar, oak, coral, topehuaje, blackwood, ebony, jacaranda an ash. Fruit trees include orange, lemon, mamey, banana, pomegranate an guava. Wild fauna are deer, badgers, iguana an armadillo.[1]

Toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Virgen de Juquila

The toun haes a population o 5,579 inhabitants an is at a altitude o 1,462 metres abuin sea level.[2] It is locatit north o Puerto Escondido on Federal Heich-gate 131.[3]

The toun is kent for the Santuario (Sanctuar) de Juquila which hooses a 30 cm statue o the Virgin Mary, which haes been veneratit syne the 16t century. In 1633, it survivit, completely intact, a fire that destroyed the veelage in which it wis oreeginally locatit. At the beginnin o the 18t century, it wis muivit tae its current location whaur the sanctuar wis built for it. Thoosans visit this Virgin frae athort the state o Oaxaca, ither pairts o Mexico an abroad.[3]

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2005 the municipality haed 2,715 hoosehaulds wi a total o 14,380 inhabitants o whom 4,168 fowk who speak a indigenous leid.[1] Juquila is ane o the centres o the Chatino fowk, relatit tae the Zapotec but wi a distinct leid.[4] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, notably coffee, unner a fair trade label.[5]

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, Santa Catarina Juquila haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

  • Ampliación Barrio Grande y la Asunción
  • Arroyo Triste
  • Arroyo Trompo,
  • Cañada de Otate,
  • Cerro Iglesia,
  • Cinco Negritos,
  • Cruz de Palo,
  • El Borrego,
  • El Cacao,
  • El Camalote,
  • El Cangrejo,
  • El Carrizo,
  • El Cereso,
  • El Ciruelo,
  • El Coquito,
  • El Corozal Grande,
  • El Corozalito,
  • El Destino,
  • El Mamey,
  • El Mosquito,
  • El Nanche,
  • El Obispo,
  • El Ocote Solo,
  • El Otate,
  • El Pedimento,
  • El Platanar,
  • El Portillo,
  • El Portillo Amialtepec,
  • El Salar,
  • Finca Manuel León,
  • Junta de los Ríos,
  • La Asunción,
  • La Cieneguilla,
  • La Esmeralda,
  • La Esperanza,
  • La Guadalupe,
  • La Jícara,
  • La Juquilita,
  • La Matraca (Llano de los Ocotes),
  • La Sanguijuela,
  • La Soledad,
  • La Soledad el Mapache,
  • La Unión,
  • La Yerba Buena,
  • Las Trancas,
  • Llano Grande,
  • Loma Bonita,
  • Los Tres Reyes las Canoas,
  • Mata Sandía
  • Monte Obscuro,
  • Paso Hondo,
  • Pie del Cerro,
  • Plan del Ciruelo,
  • Pueblo Viejo,
  • Río Bajo (La Reforma),
  • San Felipe de Jesús,
  • San Francisco Ixpantepec,
  • San José Ixtápam,
  • San José Vista Hermosa (Aguacatal Grande),
  • San Lucas,
  • San Marcos Zacatepec,
  • Santa María Amialtepec,
  • Santa María Yolotepec,
  • Santiago Miramar,
  • Vista al Mar (Agua Podrida)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 {{cite web |url=http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/templates/enciclo/oaxaca/municipios/20364a.htm |title=Santa Catarina Juquila |work=Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México |publisher=[[Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal]u |accessdate=2010-07-24}}
  2. "pueblosamerica.com Santa Catarina Juquila". Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "Ciudad de Oaxaca". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca 137. 
  4. "Chatino of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  5. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region". GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 

Coordinates: 16°14′N 97°18′W / 16.233°N 97.300°W / 16.233; -97.300