Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz

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Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz
Municipality an toun
Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz is locatit in Mexico
Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz
Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°19′N 96°35′W / 16.317°N 96.583°W / 16.317; -96.583Coordinates: 16°19′N 96°35′W / 16.317°N 96.583°W / 16.317; -96.583
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 326.6 km2 (126.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 32,185
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-eastren Mexico. The municipality covers a aurie o 326.6 km², an is at a average elevation o 1,600 metres.

Kirk in Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz

It is pairt o the Miahuatlán Destrict in the sooth o the Sierra Sur Region. As o 2005, the municipality haed 6,708 hoosehauds wi a total population o 32,185, o whom 2,517 spoke a indigenous leid.[1] The name comes frae the Nahuatl Miahuatlán: Miahua (ear o corn) an tlan (place or aurie). Durin the Aztec period the toun wis kent as Miahuapan Miahuatlán, "Canal o the Corn Tassel".[2]

The ceety haes 16 kindergartens, 12 primar schuils, a technical heich schuil an a general seicontar schuil an a regional varsity. It haes a radio station, a televeesion station, telephone service, telegraph an a post office.[1]

Francisco de P. Mendoza, Batalla de Miahuatlán, 1906..jpg

The Battle o Miahuatlán teuk place near the toun on 3 October 1866, a important militar action in which the Mexican republican troops defeatit a lairger force o troops o the Seicont Mexican Empire.[3] The battle is celebratit in a annual holiday on the date it teuk place.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. "Historia de Miahuatlán". miahuatlan-oax.com. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. David Marley (1998). Wars of the Americas: a chronology of armed conflict in the New World, 1492 to the present. ABC-CLIO. p. 561. ISBN 0-87436-837-5.