San Mateo del Mar

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San Mateo del Mar
Municipality and town
San Mateo del Mar is locatit 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
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 75.2 km2 (29.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Tot 12,667
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

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/>

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spainyie). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 12 June 2009. 
  3. "Huave, San Mateo del Mar". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Warkentin, Fishers of Men (1997), p. 13.
  5. "Sea Beach Tileme". oaxaca.travel. Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 1 July 2011.