San Miguel Chimalapa

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San Miguel Chimalapa
Municipality an toun
San Miguel Chimalapa is locatit in Mexico
San Miguel Chimalapa
San Miguel Chimalapa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°43′N 94°45′W / 16.717°N 94.750°W / 16.717; -94.750
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 1,593.5 km2 (615.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 6,541
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

San Miguel Chimalapa is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.[1]

The municipality kivers a aurie o 1593.5 km² at a altitude o 120 metre abuin sea level. The climate is wairm temperate, sub-humid wi simmer rains, wi 2100 mm o annual precipitation. Flora include cedar, Guanacaste, pine, aik, nopo, mahogany, orange, bananae, tangerine, mamey an nanche. Fauna include teeger, lion (endangered), raccoon, tapir, paca, coyote, tod, brocks, anteaters, wild boar, rabbit, armadillo, mazatec, monkey, parrots, pheasant, rattlesnake an coral snake.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 6,541 1,988 o wham spake an indigenous leid.[1] As o 2,000 thare wis aboot 1,675 Zoque speakers in the municipality.[2] The municipality covers pairt o the Selva Zoque, an ecologically sensitive forest aurie.[3] Economic activity includes agricultur (corn, beans, squash an coffee), animal husbandry (nowt, pigs, gaits an sheep) an loggin o timber for furnitur makkin. Huntin an fishin is practicit bi permission in the dry saison.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "San Miguel Chimalapa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. "Zoques de Oaxaca". Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. David Barkin and Miguel Angel García. "The Social Construction of Deforestation in Mexico: A case study of the 1998 fires in the Chimalapas Rain Forest". World Rainforest Movement. Retrieved 2010-06-29.