San Juan Mazatlán

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San Juan Mazatlán
Municipality an toun
San Juan Mazatlán is locatit in Mexico
San Juan Mazatlán
San Juan Mazatlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°02′N 95°26′W / 17.033°N 95.433°W / 17.033; -95.433Coordinates: 17°02′N 95°26′W / 17.033°N 95.433°W / 17.033; -95.433
Kintra Mexico
 • Total1,990.28 km2 (768.45 sq mi)
520 m (1,710 ft)
 • Tot16,138
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Juan Mazatlán is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Sierra Mixe destrict athin the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca Region. Mazatlán's name in Nahuatl means "the place o deer".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 1990.28 km². The toun is 520 metres abuin sea level. The climate is temperate, wi a average temperatur o 20°C, an humid. Local flouers include tulip, marigowd, bougainvillea, gardenia an margarita. The forests conteen pine, cedar, ceiba, mamey, huanacasle, caobilla an cypress, wi fruit providit bi oranges, tangerines, custard apples, mangoes an avocados.[1]

Local birds are pheasant, chachalacas, ostrich, quail, parrots, parakeets, toucans an perníz. Wild ainimals include muntain lions, pumas, bobcats, leopards, tapirs, weasels, moose, gopher, rabbit, anteater, an raccoons. Thare are various teeps o snake includin deaf adder, boa, coral, an rattlesnake, as well as chameleons, lizards an iguanas.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 3,319 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 16,138 o whom 8,543 spoke a indigenous leid. Maist hames hae dirt floors, tiled or sheet metal ruifs an waws o adobe an brick. The municipal seat is connectit bi dirt road tae the main heich-gate that leads tae Matías Romero.[1]

The fowk maistly grow coffee in the main town an in the commonties o San Pedro Chimaltepec, Santiago Malacatepec, La Nueva Esperanza, Santa María Villa Hermosa, San Pedro Acatlán, Loma Santa Cruz, San Antonio del Valle, Rancho Juárez an Monte Aguila.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, notably coffee, unner a fair trade label.[2]

The fowk cultivate corn, beans an peppers o various kynds for their awn uise an aw. Some commonties grow lemon, oranges, mandarins an mamey. Thare is vera smaw scale cattle breedin, an mair deer ("mazates") than cattle in the aurie.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "San Juan Mazatlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18.