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San Pedro Huamelula

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San Pedro Huamelula
Municipality an toun
Coordinates: 16°1′N 95°40′W / 16.017°N 95.667°W / 16.017; -95.667Coordinates: 16°1′N 95°40′W / 16.017°N 95.667°W / 16.017; -95.667
Kintra Mexico
 • Total505.23 km2 (195.07 sq mi)
80 m (260 ft)
 • Total8,834
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Pedro Huamelula is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is in the wast o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region, on the Paceefic coast.[1]


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The municipality covers a aurie o 505.23 km² o hilly an pairtly firthit kintra. The Rosario lagoon is in the soothwast o the municipality. The climate is warm, wi rains in simmer an hairst. Flora include nopal, huaje, palm, pine, Guanacaste, pochote, Tepehuaje, acacia, sapodilla pitaya. Wild fauna include wild boar, coyote, rabbit, opossum, armadillo, dove, chachalaca an rook.[1]


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A auncient dounset wis foond near the current veelage datin back tae aroond 300 AD, which appears tae hae been occupee'd till the colonial period. Unner direction, schuil childer collectit a array o airtifacts frae the steid, which is nou the main collection o the Museo Chontal at San Pedro Huamelula. It includes hacha-style stane sculptures an lairge vessel fragments.[2] San Pedro Huamelula wis foondit in 1499. The oreginal name Huamimilolli means "beside the moond o amaranth".[1]

The toun is 80 metres abuin sea level. As o 2005, the municipality haed 2,280 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 8,834 o whom 546 spoke a indigenous leid.[1] The main economic activity is agricultur, wi crops o mainly coffee an tropical fruits, an tae a lesser extent corn an beans. Commercial fishin includes species such as shrimp an snapper. Cottage industries make clay pots an firthen products. Thare is some loggin for fine firths frae the forests.[1]


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  1. a b c d e "San Pedro Huamelula". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 16 Mey 2007. Retrieved 16 Julie 2010.
  2. Peter C. Kroefges. "Archaeological Survey in the Coastal Chontalpa de Oaxaca, México: The Prehispanic Settlement of Huamelula". Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. Archived frae the original on 16 Juin 2011. Retrieved 16 Julie 2010.