Ixpantepec Nieves

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Ixpantepec Nieves

San juan Yxpantepec
Municipality an toun
Ixpantepec Nieves is locatit in Mexico
Ixpantepec Nieves
Ixpantepec Nieves
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°31′N 98°03′W / 17.517°N 98.050°W / 17.517; -98.050
Kintra Mexico
 • Total93.14 km2 (35.96 sq mi)
 • Total1,371
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Ixpantepec Nieves is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers an aurie o 93.14 km². It is pairt o the Silacayoapam Destrict in the Mixteca Region.

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 1371.[1]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Ixpantepec Nieves comes frae twa native wirds, Ixpan which means at the front, or surface, an Tepetl which means hill. Those twa wirds thegither mean " The surface hill, or the hill at the front".[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ixpantepec Nieves wis foondit in 1800 durin the time whan independist groups frae aw ower the kintra wur plannin on strikin against the Spainyie keeng that ruled New Spain on that time. At first it wis foondit bi no mair nor ten faimilies that settled on the Yucuyia hill. Yacuyia means volcano hill an it is a native wird as well as the name o the municipality. The day Ixpantepec Nieves is a lonely toun acause maist o its population haes migratit tae ither kintras leukin for a better wey o life, this is due tae the heich unemployment rates an the scarce opportunities tae get oot o poverty.[1]

Economic activities[eedit | eedit soorce]

This toun bases its economy on fower basic economic activities which are: Agricultur, cattle raisin, loggin an commerce. Awtho thare are fower major economic activities, agricultur is the maist important ane, wi 80 percent o the toun's population wirkin on it, some for self consumption and some for selling. Anerlie 10 percent o the toun's population raise cattle; this percentage is dividit atween cous, pork and sheep. The ither ten percent o the population mainly relies on commerce tae earn money tae support their faimilies; they sell hats an ither products made oot o palm tree leaves. Anerlie a minimum percentage o the population wirk on loggin, but that activity haes been disappearin syne the surroondin aurie o the toun wis declared protectit zone in 2001. Accordin tae the Naitional Institute o Geografie an Statistics (INEGI), for its initials in Spainyie, in 2000 the economically active population o Ixpantepec Nieves wis aroond 258 persons. Frae those fowk, aroond 116 o thaim wirk on the primar economic sector includin activities like agricultur, cattle raisin, huntin an fishin. Ither 57 fowk wirk on the seicontar economic sector which includes minin, manufacturin, construction an ilein. The rest o the economically active population wurks on the tertiar economic sector which consists o tourism, commerce an services.


Communication an social infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Communication an social infrastructur refers tae aw the public wirks that the municipality coonts on such as hospitals, schuils an roads. Talkin aboot education, Ixpantepec Nieves haes a primar an a seicontar schuil, baith locatit near the dountoun of the municipality. It coonts wi a social assistance clinic frae the I.M.S.S. an aw, or Mexican Institute o Social Security for its initials in Spainyie. Ixpantepec Nieves haes a public mercat whaur fowk buy fuid an supplies for the hoose an aw, thare are twa grocery stores an a "tianguis" which is similar tae the mercat but the difference is that fowk sell their products on the street, those products are mainly fresh fuid like fruits, vegetables an sometimes chicken an meat. This municipality haes twa public basketbaa courts which are open ivery day at ivery time. Accordin tae the results o the 2005 population an hoosin coont, Ixpantepec Nieves haes 350 hooses whaur 342 o thaim are awned bi pairticulars. Accordin tae the govrenment o the municipality, it coonts wi public lichtin, drinkable watter, unnergrund drainage, garbage recollection an cleanin o public auries. The maist important communication media are twa mail agencies, a landwart phone cabin, a radio signal an several telly antennas. Feenally the municipality haes an unpavit road that connects it wi Juxtlahuaca at the sooth an Silacayoapan at the east.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d "Ixpantepec Nieves". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.