Santa María Huatulco

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Santa María Huatulco
Municipality an toun
Santa María Huatulco is located in Mexico
Santa María Huatulco
Santa María Huatulco
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°50′N 96°19′W / 15.833°N 96.317°W / 15.833; -96.317
Kintra Banner o Mexico Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 579.22 km2 (223.64 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)
Palm trees in ceety pairk

Santa María Huatulco is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Pochutla Destrict in the east o the Costa Region. The meanin o Huatulco, or Guatulco Coatulco is, "whaur they wirship the tree", referrin tae a auncient legend.[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 579.22 km² at a average o 220 metres abuin sea level. The Magdalena an Cruz rivers combine in the municipality tae form the Huatulco river. Its ecoseestem is lawland deciduous an includes mahogany, cedar, cashew an mony ither species o tree. Wildlife includes squirrel, opossum, skunk, raccoon, coati, ringtail, armadillos, ocelots an white-tailed deer.[1]

Hernán Cortés conquered the toun o Huatulco on 8 Januar 1539. As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 33,194 o which 1,119 spoke a indigenous leid. The population includes mony migrants frae ither auries drawn bi the tourist business. Economic activities bi nummers employed includit tourism (40%), cultivation o coffee (30%), fishery (20%) an ainimal husbandry (10%).[1]

Tourism development is concentratit in the commonties o Santa Cruz, La Crucecita an Tangolunda, wi nine bays (Santa Cruz, Chahue, Tangolunda, Conejos, Chacahual, Cacaluta, San Agustín, El Órgano an Maguey) an 36 beaches, as well as ecological reserves that conteen diverse nestin birds an reptiles.[1] The municipality is the hame o Huatulco Naitional Pairk.

The aurie is servit bi Bahías de Huatulco Internaitional Airport.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Santa María Huatulco". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-14.