San Mateo del Mar

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San Mateo del Mar
Municipality and town
San Mateo del Mar is located in Mexico
San Mateo del Mar
San Mateo del Mar
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°12′N 94°59′W / 16.200°N 94.983°W / 16.200; -94.983Coordinates: 16°12′N 94°59′W / 16.200°N 94.983°W / 16.200; -94.983
Country Mexico
 • Total75.2 km2 (29.0 sq mi)
 • Total12,667
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

San Mateo del Mar is a coastal toun an municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. It is the lairgest o fower Huave touns in the region, the ithers bein San Dionisio del Mar, San Francisco del Mar an Santa María del Mar.

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 12,667.[2]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The total aurie o the municipality is 75.2 km².[1] It is locatit on the shores o the Paceefic Ocean.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Mateo del Mar haes a wairm climate, wi rainfaw in simmer an early hairst.[1]

Wildlife[eedit | eedit soorce]

Flora include Pochote, Mesquite an Tepehuaje.[1] Fauna include wild boar, coyote, badger, rabbit, armadillo, chachalaca an buzzard.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Mateo del Mar wis foondit in 1606.[1]

Demografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population o San Mateo del Mar, accordin tae the 2005 Census, is 12,667.[1] Thare are 2,352 dwellins.[1]

Leid[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amaist aw o the toun's population speak a dialect o the Huave leid. Accordin tae a 1990 census, 1,800 o these Huave speakers are monolingual.[3]

Releegion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The predominant releegion in San Mateo del Mar is Christianity, includin baith Catholic an evangelical adherents.[1]

The first kirk biggin in San Mateo del Mar wis constructit unner the superveesion o Spainyie priests atween 1591 an 1620.[4] Accordin tae local legend, fower men wut buriet alive at each corner o the kirk's foondation as it wis built.[4]

Local facilities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Utilities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ninety percent o the toun haes immediate access tae drinkin watter.[1]

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality haes 3 kindergartens, 2 primar schuils an 1 heich schuil.[1]

Halth care[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are fower medical centres in San Mateo del Mar.[1]

Sport an recreation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun haes basketbaw, basebaw an volleybaw facilities.[1]

Places o interest[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Mateo del Mar haes a museum wi exhibitions aboot Huave cultur, locatit at 'La Casa del Pueblo' (Fowk's Hoose).[5]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main economic activities o San Mateo are commercial fishin an agricultur. Shrimp is the maist common seafuid export, an bass an bream are acommercially fished an aw.[1] In terms o agricultur, residents grow crops such as corn an vegetables, an breed cattle, pigs an goats.[1]

In addeetion, some o the tounsfowk mak crafts.<Encyclopedia/> Tradeetional crafts include basket-makkin, pottery an yirdenware.<encyclopedia/>

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spainyie). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2009. Retrieved 30 Juin 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.
  3. "Huave, San Mateo del Mar". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International. Retrieved 30 Juin 2011.
  4. a b Warkentin, Fishers of Men (1997), p. 13.
  5. "Sea Beach Tileme". Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 1 Julie 2011.