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Municipality an toun
Abejones is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°26′N 96°36′W / 17.433°N 96.600°W / 17.433; -96.600
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Tot 122.48 km2 (47.29 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 1,114
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Abejones (Spainyie: meanin "beetles", frae abejón) is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 122.48 km2. It is pairt o the Ixtlán Destrict in the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca region.

It shares borders wi San Pablo Macuiltianguis tae the north, wi Santa Ana Yareni an Santa María Jaltianguis tae the sooth, wi San Juan Bautista Atatlahuca, San Miguel Aloapam an San Juan Bautista Jayacatlán tae the wast, an wi San Pablo Macuiltianguis, San Juan Atepec an San Juan Evangelista Analco tae the east. Its approximately 94 km frae the ceety o Oaxaca de Juárez. This aurie haes a vera uneven terrain an thare is nae hectare that is a complete level in the whole municipality. The local muntains are cried the Sierra Marcos Pérez an some o its muntains reach the three thoosan metres. It is quite a dry region but the cauld weather helps some fruit trees an forests. The anerlie river near is the Rio Grande. As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 1114.[1]

Toponomy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Abejones haes an interestin meanin an backgrund. There is nae actual name in Spainyie for the municipality. In zapotec the name for Abejones is "Beruc-ni" (the name o a teep o bird). The name for the municipality wis taken in memory o the bird. The bird uised tae be eaten bi primitive commonties in this zone o Oaxaca. The municipality is then cried "Abejones" acause o the quantitie o bees (abejas) existin in the zone.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Abejones". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved Juin 12, 2009.