Asunción Ixtaltepec

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Asunción Ixtaltepec
Municipality an toun
Asunción Ixtaltepec is locatit in Mexico
Asunción Ixtaltepec
Asunción Ixtaltepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°30′N 95°3′W / 16.500°N 95.050°W / 16.500; -95.050Coordinates: 16°30′N 95°3′W / 16.500°N 95.050°W / 16.500; -95.050
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total547.33 km2 (211.33 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total14,438
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Asunción Ixtaltepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region. The toun wis foondit in 1546. The name means "White Muntain".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 547.33 km² at a average elevation o 30 metres abuin sea level. The laund is generally flat, wi some hills, an is near the upper lagoon. It is bordered bi the Los Perros river. The toun is aboot 9 km frae the ceety o Juchitan de Zaragoza, an is connectit tae the ceety throu a branch o the Pan American Heich-gate.[1] The Nizanda het springs are locatit atween the touns o Carrasquedo an Mena (Nizanda) in the municipality. The springs are accessible bi a path beside a smaw river full o watter lilies leadin throu a exuberant forest. The river oreeginates in caves in which the het springs arise, an haes puils for bathin.[2]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 3,936 hoosehauds wi a tot population o 14,438 o whom 6,583 spoke a indigenous leid. Economic activities include cultivation o maize, sorghum, peanuts, beans an sesame, cattle an poultry breedin, an manufactur o handmade textiles, reid brick an pottery that are sauld throuoot the kintra.[1] In Januar 2010 the Inter-American Development Bank appruivit US$102 million in pairtial financin for twa wind facilities in the region, ane o which wad be in Asunción Ixtaltepec.[3]

Airts[eedit | eedit soorce]

A tradeetional shape o pottery made in the Santa Rita Barrio o Ixtaltepec is the “tinaca de mujer”, a watter ceuler in the shape o a wumman made o reid cley, aboot ane metre taw or slichtly lairger. The figur haes a bell-shapit skirt an tiny pointit breasts, an cairies a shallae bowl o saund on her heid in which thare is a watter jug decoratit wi lizards an aiblins turtles in law relief. The watter is kept ceul throu evaporation. The local potters mak flouer pots an aw, plates an barrel-shapit pots wi a open end for fryin tortillas.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Asunción Ixtaltepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 15 Julie 2010.
  2. "Nizanda". Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 15 Julie 2010.
  3. "Wind farms in Mexico to generate green power for Cemex cement company and the Wal-Mart retail chain". Elsevier Ltd. 11 Januar 2010. Retrieved 15 Julie 2010.
  4. "OAXACAN CRAFTS: woodcarving, pottery, basketery, weaving, textiles and embroidery - Pottery". OaxacaOacaca. Retrieved 15 Julie 2010.