Magdalena Tequisistlán

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Magdalena Tequisistlán
Municipality an toun
Location o the municipality in Oaxaca
Magdalena Tequisistlán is locatit in Mexico
Magdalena Tequisistlán
Magdalena Tequisistlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°24′N 95°37′W / 16.400°N 95.617°W / 16.400; -95.617
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Tot 599.64 km2 (231.52 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 6,014
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Magdalena Tequisistlán is a toun an municipality in the Mexican state o Oaxaca, locatit 470 km (290 mi) sootheast o Mexico Ceety. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. The toun wis foondit in 1410 unner the present name. In the Chontal leid it wis kent as "Maadú".[1]

Environment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 599.64 km2 at a altitude o 190 meters abuin sea level. The climate is wairm sub humid, wi simmer rains. Flora include chepil, epazote, purslane, pine, oak, oak, Tepehuaje, pochote an coconut. Wild fauna include deer, skunk, opossum, coyote, armadillo an wild boar.[1]

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,524 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 6,014 o whom 232 who spoke an indigenous leid.[1] Some speak the highland version of Oaxacan Chontal.[2] The fowk grow corn, coffee an vegetables for personal consumption. Aboot 30% o the population is engagit in raisin cattle. Huntin an fishin are practicit for personal consumption. Thare are lairge deposits o marble that are sploitit bi local cooperatives, employin 40% o the economically active population. Mezcal is made tae a lesser extent an aw.[1]

The toun wis the location o the murther o a polis officer bi an angry mob an the focus o a comic airt piece bi Steven Lasch cried "Angry Mexico".

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, Magdalena Tequisistlán haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

  • Ampliación Colonia Guadalupe,
  • Bambita,
  • Barrio de la Cruz,
  • Barrio del Calvario,
  • Barrio del Rosario,
  • Barrio Pancilo,
  • Colonia Marilú,
  • El Ciprés,
  • El Polvorín,
  • El Sauce
  • Huerta los Rosales (Barrio Centro),
  • La Concepción,
  • La Pájima,
  • Las Majadas,
  • Las Minas,
  • Los Nanches,
  • Pochotillo (Casa Blanca),
  • Colonia San Jose,
  • San Miguel Ecatepec
  • San Pedro Jilotepec.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Magdalena Tequisistlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. "Chontales". Go Oaxaco. Retrieved 2010-07-21. [deid airtin]