Asunción Ocotlán

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Asunción Ocotlán
Municipality an toun
Asunción Ocotlán is locatit in Mexico
Asunción Ocotlán
Asunción Ocotlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°45′32″N 96°43′8″W / 16.75889°N 96.71889°W / 16.75889; -96.71889
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 12.76 km2 (4.93 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 3,257
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Asunción Ocotlán is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers a aurie o 12.76 km². It is pairt o the Ocotlán Destrict in the sooth o the Valles Centrales Region. Its name "Asunción" alludes the assumption o Mary an Ocotlán means atween ocotes -Oco (ocote) an tlan (atween) in Nahuatl. It borders at north an wast wi Ocotlán de Morelos, sooth wi San Pedro Apóstol an east wi San Pedro Mártir. Amaist aw the launds are plains an its watter sources come frae the Mijangos an Atoyac rivers. Its economie is based in agricultur in spite o its semi-desert climate. The lairgest pairt o population is Catholic. Its main celebration is The Assumption o Virgin Mary on 15 August, mairower they celebrate wi a fair, dances an calendas (celebrations o the patron saunts o the Oaxacans kirks. As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 3257.[1]

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Asunción Ocotlán's cultur is shapit bi celebrations, tradeetions an airt. The main celebration is The Assumption o Virgin Mary. As in mony smaw touns or veelages, a weddin pairty tradeetion is that the couple an their faimilies dance wi the presents they hae receivit. Muisic an crafts are integral pairts o the ceety. Tradeetional muisic, cried Banda muisic, is still the maist played genre in the aurie. Fowk mak crafts such as baskets wi a reed cried Phragmites. Tradeetional fuids include Mole (sauce) ower a turkey cried the Ocellatit Turkey an white rice, barbacoa, tlayudas, memelas, an empanadas. Beverages include hot chocolate, atole wi chocolate, tepache, an mezcal.[1]

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its govrenment taks care o the hospitals, schuils, pavit roads an ithers, tho no aw o the population tak advantage o these amenities. Thare is ane preschuil, twa elementar schuils, ane middle schuil, an ane hospital. Thare are 781 hooses, maist o thaim are privately awned. 96 percent o fowk tak advantage o street lichtin, 70 percent o the ceeties watter, an 10 percent take advantage o the sewer an garbage pickup service. The pavit roads connect the toun wi San Dionisio Ocotlan an San Pedro Apóstol. The media channels are local awtho fowk can pay tae get SKY (a Mexican cable TV company).[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Asunción Ocotlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.