San Juan Lachao

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San Juan Lachao
Municipality an toun
San Juan Lachao is locatit in Mexico
San Juan Lachao
San Juan Lachao
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°09′N 97°07′W / 16.150°N 97.117°W / 16.150; -97.117Coordinates: 16°09′N 97°07′W / 16.150°N 97.117°W / 16.150; -97.117
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total190.1 km2 (73.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot3,936
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Juan Lachao is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juquila Destrict in the centre o the Costa Region.[1]

The municipality covers 190.1 km² o hilly laund. The toun is at a elevation o 60 metre abuin sea level. The climate is mild an humid. Local flouers include cartucho, gladiolus, marigold, bougainvillea, roses an geraniums. The aurie is well-firthit, with pine, aik, avocado, macuil, cedar, an guanacaxtle cuachepil. Mangoes, ploums, bananaes, orangers, limes an avocados provide fruit. Local birds include chachalaca, white-wingit dou, blue dou, reid Palamo, real peak, quail, maggie, woodpecker an parakeet. Wild boar, deer, brock, raccoon, squirrel, body spin, opossums, skunks an tods are foond in the forests, an iguana an rattlesnake are present an aw.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 739 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 3,936, 1,825 o wham spak a indigenous leid.[1] Some o the fowk speak the Chatino leid, a remote branch o the Zapotecan faimily spoken anerly in the Juquila destrict.[2] The majority o the population is engagit in growin corn an beans.[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 or organic label.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "San Juan Lachao". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  2. Franz Boas. "Notes on the Chatino Language of Mexico". American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1913): 78–86. JSTOR 659559.
  3. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18.