Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

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Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

Xoxo
Toun & Municipality
Municipal Palace
Municipal Palace
Official seal of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Seal
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán is locatit in Mexico
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán
Coordinates: 17°01′35″N 96°44′00″W / 17.02639°N 96.73333°W / 17.02639; -96.73333
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Govrenment
 • Municipal PresesArgeo Aquino Satiago
Elevation
o seat
1530 m (5,020 ft)
Population
 (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality65,873
 • Seat
59181
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code (of seat)
71230
Area code(s)951

Santa Cruz Xoxocotln is a smaw ceety an municipality locatit 5 km frae the state caipital o Oaxaca in the sooth o Mexico. It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region. The name comes frae the Nahuatl wird “xocotl” which means “sour or sweet an sour fruit” wi the duplicative “xo” tae indicate “vera.” The meanin o the entire phrase means “amang the vera sour fruits.”[1] The Mixtec name for the aurie wis Nuunitatnohoyoo which mean “laund o the muin-facit flouers.”[2] Housomeivver, the commonty is maist commonly referred tae simply as Xoxo.[1]

For amaist aw o its history, the municipality haed been exclusively landwart; housomeivver, syne the late 20t century rapid growthe o the Oaxaca ceety aurie haes spurred hoosin developments in Xoxo, causin problems wi municipal services an encroachment on the Monte Alban aircheological zone.[3][4] Thare hae been efforts tae preserve an promote the municipality’s auncient tradeetions such as “martes de brujas” (Witch Tuesdays) an local customs associatit wi Day o the Deid. The latter draws a significant nummer o tourists tae observe the vigils, altars an ither activities associatit wi this commonty.[2][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Dia de Muertos en Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca". Oaxaca Mio Guia (in Spanish). Oaxaca. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  3. Ortiz, Delia (25 Februar 2010). "Xoxocotlán se ha convertido en un gran hotel : Luis Enrique Baltasar". e-consulta (in Spanish). Oaxaca. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  4. "Proponen expropiar terreno en Monte Alban". Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico City. 1 Julie 2000. p. 6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  5. "Cuarto martes de brujas en Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan". e-consulta (in Spanish). Oaxaca. 26 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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Coordinates: 17°01′N 96°44′W / 17.017°N 96.733°W / 17.017; -96.733