San Juan Quiahije

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San Juan Quiahije
Municipality an toun
San Juan Quiahije is locatit in Mexico
San Juan Quiahije
San Juan Quiahije
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°18′N 97°19′W / 16.300°N 97.317°W / 16.300; -97.317Coordinates: 16°18′N 97°19′W / 16.300°N 97.317°W / 16.300; -97.317
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total91.86 km2 (35.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot4,154
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Juan Quiahije 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. Quiahije means "Stane Forest" in the Zapotec leid.[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 91.86 km² at a altitude o 1,960 metres abuin sea level. The climate is temperate humid wi a average temperatur o 16.4°C an annual rainfaw o 847 mm. The forests contain pines an oaks. Wild fauna include deer, rabbits. iguanas, armadillos, squirrels, badgers, raccoons, wild boars, skunks, wildcats, foxes an coyotes.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 593 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 4154 o whom 3.517 fowk spoke a indigenous leid. Economic activities include fermin, ainimal husbandry an trade.[1] Quiahije is ane o the centres o the Chatino fowk, relatit tae the Zapotec but wi a distinct leid.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "San Juan Quiahije". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  2. "Chatino of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 2010-07-23.