Salina Cruz

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Salina Cruz
Municipality and town
Salina Cruz Bay.jpg
Coat o airms o Salina Cruz
Coat o airms
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Salina Cruz is located in Mexico
Salina Cruz
Salina Cruz
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°10′N 95°12′W / 16.167°N 95.200°W / 16.167; -95.200
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Tot 113.55 km2 (43.84 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 76,219
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Salina Cruz is a major seaport on the Pacific coast o the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is the state's third-lairgest ceety an is municipal seat o the municipality o the same name. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. The ceety haed a 2005 census population o 71,314 indwallers, while its municipality, wi an aurie o 113.55 km2 (43.84 sq mi) haed a population o 76,219, the state's fowert-lairgest municipality in population.

The port wis developit in the late 19t hunderyear due tae its location at the soothren terminus o the Ferrocarril Transístmico, which carriet freicht athort the Isthmus o Tehuantepec.

Salina Cruz in 2010

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salina Cruz is situatit near the mooth o the Río Tehuantepec, on the open coast o the Isthmus o Tehuantepec on the Gulf o Tehuantepec, an haes nae naitural harbour. Thare wis anerly a smaw Native veelage afore Salina Cruz wis chosen as the Paceefic terminus o the Ferrocarril Transístmico, whaurupon a modren toun wis laid oot an biggit on adjacent heicher grund an a airtificial harbour wis biggit bi the Mexican govrenment tae accommodate the expectit traffec. The new port wis opened tae traffec in 1907 an in 1909 its population wis lairgely componit o labourers. The harbour wis shapit bi the construction o twa breakwatters, the wastren 3,260 ft (990 m) an the eastren 1,900 ft (580 m) lang, which curve toward each ither at thair ooter extremities an leave a entrance 635 ft (194 m) wide. The enclosed space is dividit intae a ooter an inner harbour bi a double line o quays wide enough tae carry sax great warehooses wi electric cranes on baith sides an a nummer o railwey tracks. Connectit wi the new port wirks wis ane o the then-lairgest dry docks in the warld 610 ft (190 m) lang an 89 ft (27 m) wide, wi a deth o 28 ft (8.5 m) on its sill at law watter. The wirks wur planned tae handle an immense volume o transcontinental freicht, an afore thay wur feenished fower steamship lines haed arrangit regular caws at Salina Cruz.

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, Salina Cruz haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

Agua Blanca, Boca del Río, Colonia el Bosque, Colonia el Mirador, Colonia Estibadores, Colonia Granadillo, Colonia la Brecha, Colonia Miramar, Colonia Santita, Colonia Vista Hermosa, El Ciruelo, El Puentecito, Ensenada de la Ventosa, La Brecha (Rancho Moisés Aquino), La Hacienda (Palo Grande), Las Escolleras, Palo Grande, Playa Azul, Playa Brasil (Brasilito), Salinas del Marqués, San Antonio Monterrey, an San José del Palmar

Popular cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salina Cruz featurs as the focus for the novel Last Stop Salina Cruz (2007) bi Breetish novelist David Lalé. The novel tells the story o a young man follaein in the fuitpaths o modrenist legend Arthur Cravan athort Fraunce, Spain, USA, Mexico an feenally Salina Cruz.

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Coordinates: 16°10′N 95°12′W / 16.167°N 95.200°W / 16.167; -95.200