Santa María del Tule

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Santa María del Tule
Tule
Toun & Municipality
Santa Maria del Tule's toun haw
Santa María del Tule is located in Mexico
Santa María del Tule
Santa María del Tule
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°02′50″N 96°38′00″W / 17.04722°N 96.63333°W / 17.04722; -96.63333
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Government
 • Municipal Preses Pedro Cortes Raymundo 2008-2010
Area
 • Municipality 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevationo seat 1,565 m (5,135 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 8,259
 • Seat 7,831
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

Santa María del Tule is a toun an a municipality in the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region. It is locatit 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) SE o the ceety o Oaxaca on Heich-gate 190, passin the ceety an ruins o Mitla.[1] The toun an municipality are namit for the patron saunt o the place, the Virgin Mary an “Tule” comes frae the Náhuatl wird “tulle” or “tullin” which means bulrush.[2]

The toun’s claim tae fame is as the hame o a 2,000 year auld Montezuma cypress tree, kent as the El Árbol del Tule, which is ane o the auldest, lairgest an widest trees in the warld. Its gnarled trunk an branches are filled wi shapes that hae been given names such as “the elephant,” “the pineapple” an even ane cried “Carlos Salinas’ ears.”[2][3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "Sta. María del Tule y Mitla". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca 137: 28–29. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Estado de Oaxaca Santa María de Tule". Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  3. Mader, Ron. "Celebrating the Tule Tree". Planeta.com. Retrieved 2009 December 11. 
  4. Chairez, Arturo (April 2000). "Arbol del Tule (Oaxaca)" [Tule Tree (Oaxaca)] (in Spanish). Mexico: Mexico Desconocido. Retrieved 2009 December 11.