San Martín Tilcajete

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San Martín Tilcajete
Toun & Municipality
San Martín Tilcajete
Wumman leukin at Alebrijes for sale at the weekly mercat
Wumman leukin at Alebrijes for sale at the weekly mercat
San Martín Tilcajete is locatit in Mexico
San Martín Tilcajete
San Martín Tilcajete
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°51′32″N 96°41′42″W / 16.85889°N 96.69500°W / 16.85889; -96.69500Coordinates: 16°51′32″N 96°41′42″W / 16.85889°N 96.69500°W / 16.85889; -96.69500
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Founded Aroond 1600 (modren dounset)
Municipal Status 1883
Govrenment
 • Municipal Preses Hugo Gómez Mendez (2008-2010)
Aurie
 • Municipality 26.79 km2 (10.34 sq mi)
Elevation (of seat) 1,540 m (5,050 ft)
Population (2005) Municipality
 • Municipality 1,631
 • Seat 1,624
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code (of seat) 71506
Aurie code(s) 951

San Martín Tilcajete is a toun an municipality locatit aboot 23 kilometres (14 mi) frae the ceety o Oaxaca, in the state o Oaxaca, in the sooth o Mexico.[1] It is pairt o the Ocotlán Destrict in the sooth o the Valles Centrales Region

The municipality is smaw an landwart wi aw but seiven o its 1,631 residents livin in the toun (as of the 2005 Mexican Census).[2] It is a tradeetional an historically Zapotec veelage. The Zapotec leid wis lost three generations ago, but it the municipal govrenment faws unner the legal category o “tradeetional uisses an customs” based on auncient commonty norms.[3] The commonty is best kent for its production o “alebrijes,” which are firth carvins o real or fantastic creaturs pentit in bricht colors an intricate patterns.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "San Martín Tilcajete". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  2. "INEGI Census 2005" (in Spanish). Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  3. Serrano Oswald, S. Eréndira (July 2008). "The phenomenon of migration in San Martín Tilcajete, Oaxaca. A qualitative and gender sensitive women- focused reading of some of the dimensions of vulnerability on site". Bonn, Germany: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. Retrieved April 12, 2010. 
  4. Martinez, Michael (April 26, 2007). "Craft is part of village life in Oaxacan region". Mercury News. San José, CA. Retrieved April 12, 2010.