Asunción Cuyotepeji

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Asunción Cuyotepeji
Municipality an toun
Asunción Cuyotepeji is located in Mexico
Asunción Cuyotepeji
Asunción Cuyotepeji
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°55′49″N 97°40′24″W / 17.93028°N 97.67333°W / 17.93028; -97.67333Coordinates: 17°55′49″N 97°40′24″W / 17.93028°N 97.67333°W / 17.93028; -97.67333
Kintra Mexico
 • Total547.33 km2 (211.33 sq mi)
 • Total14,438
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Asunción Cuyotepeji is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers a aurie o 547.33 km². It is pairt o the Huajuapan Destrict in the north o the Mixteca Region. As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 14,438.Its specific location is in the northwast pairt o Oaxaca an shapes pairt o a region denominatit "La Mixteca" which is a region o Oaxaca in which Nahua ceevilizations uised tae be settled. It is 1760 metres abuin the sea level. Its territory is delimitit bi ither smaw municipalities. At the north it is limitit bi Santiago Miltepec an San Juan Bautista Suchitepec municipalities; in sooth bi Santa María Camotlán; at the east bi Santa Catarina Zapoquila an Santiago Thuitlan Plumas; feenally at the wast it is delimitit bi Ciudad de Huajuapan de León an Santiago Miltepec.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare is nae reliable history on whaur the oreeginal settlers o this aurie came frae. A ryal grant wis issued tae Martin Enriquez Visorrey in 1578 tae establish the Spainyie dounset. In 1704, this laund wis gien tae a indigenous chieftain. In 1785, the land passed intae the hand o Gregorio Villagomez. Feenally, acause o a viceregal decision, the lands= wur gien tae the faimily o Mariano Francisco which settled here an foondit the modren toun.[1]

Durin the Spainyie domination an even efter Mexican Unthirldom, the chieftains an their stryndants haed pouer ower aw the inhabitants o the toun. efter some years o bein exploitit bi the chieftains the inhabitants focht for their richts, obtaeein a kynd o greement in which they established that the inhabitants coud awn an uise the land for their awn benefit bi anerly payin a vera smaw amoont o money. As a consequence a great majority o the inhabitants awned maist o the toun, endin the conflicts batween the chieftains an the inhabitants o the toun.[1]

Economic activities[eedit | eedit soorce]

60 per cent o the fowk in this aurie wirk in agricultural fields. The principal crops producit are beans, chili peppers, an amaranth. Anither 30 per cent o the population wirks wi handlin livestock, the main livestock bein pigs, cattle, an goats. The remainin 10 per cent wirks in local trades.[1]

Cultural an tourist attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

This Oaxacan Municipality does no hae great historic monuments, but it does hae a smaw aircheological aurie. Approximately 1 kilometre frae the east pairt o the toun, it is locatit in the Cerro Del Mosquito, a uninhabited aurie in which thare haes been foond mony prehistoric airtifacts such as pottery, carvit stanes, an jade. It haes a lairge scale festival ivery year on 14 August throu tae 16 August kent as the Fiesta Patronal. These events are organisit bi inhabitants o the toun wi regard tae their releegious idol. In this case the festivity is wi regard tae "Santa Maria Asuncion”. Uisually this kynd o events involvit a great variety o activities such as sports, fowklearic dances, an firewirks. Ivery neebourheid o the toun haes its awn releegious idol, so when is time tae prepare the festivity, a different body is chosen ivery year tae organize the event. In Mexico, on 2 November it is a tradeetion tae celebrate the Day o the Deid, kent as "Dia de los Muertos" in which ivery faimily honors their deid relatives. In Cacalotepec ivery faimily visits their relatives graves an then prepare an ofrenda in which they affer tae their luvit anes a variety o tradeetional fuids such as mole, tamales, mescal, chocolate, an bread, accordin tae wha the deid ancestor enjoyed while they wur livin.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e "Asunción Cuyotepeji". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 16 Juin 2011. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.