Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

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Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Xoxo
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Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán is located in Mexico
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Coordinates: 17°01′35″N 96°44′00″W / 17.02639°N 96.73333°W / 17.02639; -96.73333
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Government
 • Municipal Preses Argeo Aquino Satiago
Elevationo seat 1,530 m (5,020 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 65,873
 • Seat 59,181
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 71230
Area code(s) 951

Santa Cruz Xoxocotln is a smaw ceety an municipality locatit 5 km frae the state caipital o Oaxaca in the sooth o Mexico. It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region. The name comes frae the Nahuatl wird “xocotl” which means “sour or sweet an sour fruit” wi the duplicative “xo” tae indicate “vera.” The meanin o the entire phrase means “amang the vera sour fruits.”[1] The Mixtec name for the aurie wis Nuunitatnohoyoo which mean “laund o the muin-facit flouers.”[2] Housomeivver, the commonty is maist commonly referred tae simply as Xoxo.[1]

For amaist aw o its history, the municipality haed been exclusively landwart; housomeivver, syne the late 20t century rapid growthe o the Oaxaca ceety aurie haes spurred hoosin developments in Xoxo, causin problems wi municipal services an encroachment on the Monte Alban aircheological zone.[3][4] Thare hae been efforts tae preserve an promote the municipality’s auncient tradeetions such as “martes de brujas” (Witch Tuesdays) an local customs associatit wi Day o the Deid. The latter draws a significant nummer o tourists tae observe the vigils, altars an ither activities associatit wi this commonty.[2][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dia de Muertos en Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca" [Day of the Dead in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca]. Oaxaca Mio Guia (in Spanish). Oaxaca. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  3. Ortiz, Delia (February 25, 2010). "Xoxocotlán se ha convertido en un gran hotel : Luis Enrique Baltasar" [Xoxocotlan has been converted into a big hotel: Luis Enrique Baltasar]. e-consulta (in Spanish) (Oaxaca). Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  4. "Proponen expropiar terreno en Monte Alban" [Propose expropriation of land in Monte Alban]. Reforma (in Spanish) (Mexico City). July 1, 2000. p. 6. 
  5. "Cuarto martes de brujas en Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan" [Fourth Witch Tuesday in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan]. e-consulta (in Spanish) (Oaxaca). March 26, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 17°01′N 96°44′W / 17.017°N 96.733°W / 17.017; -96.733