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
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 547.33 km2 (211.33 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 14,438
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

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 perhaps 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 2010-07-15. 
  2. "Nizanda". Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. "Wind farms in Mexico to generate green power for Cemex cement company and the Wal-Mart retail chain". Elsevier Ltd. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  4. "OAXACAN CRAFTS: woodcarving, pottery, basketery, weaving, textiles and embroidery - Pottery". OaxacaOacaca. Retrieved 2010-07-15.