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San Juan Guichicovi
Municipality an toun
San Juan Guichicovi is located in Mexico
San Juan Guichicovi
San Juan Guichicovi
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°58′N 95°05′W / 16.967°N 95.083°W / 16.967; -95.083
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Tot 563.91 km2 (217.73 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 27,646
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

San Juan Guichicovi 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. The toun wis foondit on 15 Mairch 1825: Guichicovi means "New Toun" in Zapotec.[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 563.91 km² at a elevation o 260 metre abuin sea level. The climate is wairm an humid wi rain in simmer an hairst. Flora include cassava, mahogany, cedar, aik, ceiba, spring, passion, locust, pine, Nopo, aik staund, cedrillo, orangers an mamey. Wild fauna include Tepeizcuinte, armadillo, deer, brocks, skunks, boar an toucan.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 7,120 hoosehaulds wi a tot population o 27,646, 19,367 o wham spak an indigenous leid.[1] The municipality is the farthest east o the Mixe commonties o Oaxaca.[2] The hooses hae concrete or dirt floors, concrete or masonry waws an concrete, metal or tile roofs. The toun is connectit bi a pavit road tae the Federal trans-isthmus heich-gate. Thare is some tourism potential, wi airchaeological remains o the colonial era an scenic forest-covered muntains.[1]

Economic activities include agricultur - maistly coffee, maize an beans - an mair importantly raisin o nowt, pigs, gaits, sheep an horse. Some o the fowk engage in huntin an fishin. Thare is some loggin o fine firths for furnitur makkin, an cottage industries product palm handicrafts lik mat, backstrap an tenate basket, as weel as pottery pots an jaurs.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products unner a fair trade label.[3]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "San Juan Guichicovi". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. Bruce Whipperman (2008). Moon Oaxaca. Avalon Travel. p. 436. ISBN 1-59880-088-4. 
  3. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18.