San Juan Juquila Mixes

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San Juan Juquila Mixes
Municipality an toun
San Juan Juquila Mixes is located in Mexico
San Juan Juquila Mixes
San Juan Juquila Mixes
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°56′N 95°55′W / 16.933°N 95.917°W / 16.933; -95.917
Kintra Mexico
 • Total227.1 km2 (87.7 sq mi)
 • Total3,557
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Juan Juquila Mixes 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. The name "Juquila" means "bonnie vegetables".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 227.1 km² at a altitude o 1,420 metres abuin sea level. The terrain is ruggit, wi a ceul climate. Native trees include pine, guanacastle an cedar. Mango, avocado, sapodilla, mamey, soursop, bananae, guava, oranges, tangerines an ither fruit trees are grown. Wildlife includes deer, rabbit, cat, wild boar, armadillo, muntain lion, coyote, badger an leopard.[1]

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality is in a region tradeetionally inhabitit bi the Mixe fowk. In the 17t century the Spainyie decidit tae mak San Juan Juquila a population centre, syne it wis near tae transportation routes, an muived fowk frae ither commonties tae the toun. The oreeginal population o 300 haed grown bi 1661 AD tae 1,741, but the attempt haed limitit success due tae resistance frae the indigenous commonty.[2] As o 2005, the municipality haed 873 hoosehaulds wi a tot population o 3,557 o whom 3,094 spoke a indigenous leid.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main economic activity is agricultur, growin maize, beans an coffee tae a lesser extent for local consumption. Some fowk keep cattle. Huntin an fishin is practicit for local consumption.[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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d "San Juan Juquila Mixes". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 9 December 2004. Retrieved 22 Julie 2010.
  2. John K. Chance (2001). Conquest of the Sierra: Spaniards and Indians in Colonial Oaxaca. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-8061-3337-6.
  3. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.