San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca

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San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca
Municipality an toun
San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca is locatit in Mexico
San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca
San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°43′N 97°19′W / 17.717°N 97.317°W / 17.717; -97.317
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 17.26 km2 (6.66 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 2,863
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca is a sma toun an municipality locatit in the Mixteca Region o the State o Oaxaca, Mexico, an the centre o the Coixtlahuaca destrict. The name, “Coixtlahuaca” means ‘plain o snakes’ in the Nahuatl leid.

Toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun wis foondit bi the Chocholtecs in 37 AD. Their last emperor wis Atonaltzin, who focht against the Mexicas. Twa times he wis defeatit, the seicont an last time bi Moctezuma II, who conquered hintle o this aurie.[1]

It is locatit in the northeast pairt o the state o Oaxaca, 2,100 meters abuin sea level[1] near the Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca heich-gate.[2] Its main attraction is the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Kirk o Saunt John the Baptist). Completit in 1576, it is o Renaissance style wi rose windaes, sculpturs, an a main entrance wi dozens o recesses. It haes a Baroque-style altarpiece (retablo) an aw.[2]

Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

Barrio de Magdalena, Boca de Perro, Carrizal, Cerro de Agua (Tercera Sección), Cerro el Águila, Cuesta Blanca, El Cachuche, El Capulín (Sección Primera), El Guajolote, El Portezuelo, El Sotol, El Tepozán (Sección Segunda), El Zapato, El Zapotal (Sección Tercera), Estancia, Ixcate, Jazmín Río Poblano, La Ciénega, La Cruz, La Mulata, Laguna Seca, Narrege, Río Blanco, Río Poblano, San Jerónimo Otla, Santa Catarina Ocotlán, Sección Cuarta (Los Rodríguez), Tecamachalco, Tronco del Río an Zacate Amarillo

Kirk an Former Convento of San Juan Bautista, Coixtlahuaca

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México ESTADO DE OAXACA,SAN JUAN BAUTISTA COIXTLAHUACA". Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (2007). "La Mixteca y sus fabulosos conventos". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 80.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Coixtlahuaca - Art-historical study of the statues in the Church of San Juan Bautista in Coixtlahuaca