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Nejapa de Madero

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Nejapa de Madero
Municipality an toun
Nejapa de Madero is located in Mexico
Nejapa de Madero
Nejapa de Madero
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°36′N 95°59′W / 16.600°N 95.983°W / 16.600; -95.983
Kintra Mexico
 • Total370 km2 (140 sq mi)
 • Total7,285
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Nejapa de Madero is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Yautepec Destrict in the east o the Sierra Sur Region, no far frae the main heich-gate atween Oaxaca de Juárez an Salina Cruz. The name "Nejapa" means "ess watter".[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 370 km² at an altitude o 660 metres abuin sea level. The climate is wairm, wi rain in Simmer an Hairst. Tree include pine an aik, an fruits lik papaya, melon, wattermelon, tamataes, peppers, bananae, mango, oranger, lemon an sapota grow here. Wild fauna include deer, coyote, rabbits, costoche, raccoon, brock, opossum, iguana, dou, squirrels, eagles, gled an vultur.[1]

As of 2005, the municipality haed 1,702 househowds wi a total population o 7,285,1,300 o wham spak an indigenous language. Economic activities include cultivation o maize, sorghum, peanuts an ither craps lik beans, coffee an various fruits, an animal husbandry. Thare is some loggin. Mony o the fowk produce mezcal.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, notably coffee, unner a fair trade label.[2]

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  1. a b c "Nejapa de Madero". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 16 Mairch 2005. Retrieved 22 Julie 2010.
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.