San Francisco del Mar

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San Francisco del Mar
Municipality an toun
San Francisco del Mar is locatit in Mexico
San Francisco del Mar
San Francisco del Mar
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°20′N 94°31′W / 16.333°N 94.517°W / 16.333; -94.517
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 400.61 km2 (154.68 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 6,874
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

San Francisco del Mar is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.[1]

The municipality kivers an aurie o 400.61 km² at an elevation o 10 meters abuin sea level on the Paceefic coast. The climate is wairm sub humid wi simmer rains an strang winds blowin frae sooth tae north. Flora include trees an shrubs such as Guanacaste, Tepehuaje, pochote, tepescohuite, mango, lemon, tamarind an coconut. Wild fauna include coyote, Mazatec, bobcat, opossum, armadillo an pigeon.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,517 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 6,874 o whom 926 spoke an indigenous leid.[1] The municipality is hame tae the Huave fowk, who speak a unique leid unrelatit tae ony ither.[2] The main economic activity is fishin, The fowk grow maize an aw, sorghum, sesame, wattermelon, melon, an mango, an raise some livestock. Tourists are attractit for sport fishin an for the tradeetional festival in Aprile.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "San Francisco del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. "Huaves of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 2010-07-28.