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San Pedro Tapanatepec
Municipality an toun
San Pedro Tapanatepec is located in Mexico
San Pedro Tapanatepec
San Pedro Tapanatepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°22′N 94°12′W / 16.367°N 94.200°W / 16.367; -94.200Coordinates: 16°22′N 94°12′W / 16.367°N 94.200°W / 16.367; -94.200
Kintra Mexico
 • Total544.78 km2 (210.34 sq mi)
40 m (130 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

San Pedro Tapanatepec 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. The toun wis foondit on 23 Apryle 1669, an became a municipality on 15 Mairch 1825. The name means "breuken hill".[1] Afore the arrival o the Spainyie, the toun wis inhabitit bi Zoque fowk, an mey hae been pairt o the Xoconochco province o the Zapotec kinrick o Tehuantepec.[2]

The municipality covers a aurie o 544.78 km². The toun is at a elevation o 40 metres abuin sea level. Thare is ane river, the Novillero, which rises at El Potrerito in the Sierra Madre. The climate is wairm, sub-humid wi simmer rains. Flora include mesquite, mango, sapodilla, lemon, tepezcohuite, pochote, law scrub an grassland. Wild fauna include iguana, wild boar, rabbit, coyote, deer, armadillo an iguana.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 13,647 o whom 609 spoke n indigenous leid. Economic activity included growin corn, sorghum, sesame, wattermelon, melon, mango an lemon, an raisin cattle, goats, sheep, horse an poultry. Dairy fermin is important in the commonty. The toun haes facilities for cannin fruit an aw.[1]


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  1. a b c "San Pedro Tapanatepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 14 December 2004. Retrieved 15 Julie 2010.
  2. Pedro Carrasco Pizana (1999). The Tenochca Empire of ancient Mexico: the triple alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco, and Tlacopan. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 346. ISBN 0-8061-3144-6.