Santa Cruz Zenzontepec

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Santa Cruz Zenzontepec
Municipality an toun
Santa Cruz Zenzontepec is locatit in Mexico
Santa Cruz Zenzontepec
Santa Cruz Zenzontepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°32′N 97°30′W / 16.533°N 97.500°W / 16.533; -97.500
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total361.06 km2 (139.41 sq mi)
Elevation
950 m (3,120 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot16,773
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santa Cruz Zenzontepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Sola de Vega Destrict in the Sierra Sur Region. The name "Zenzontepec" means "Fower hills".[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 361.06 km² at a elevation o 950 meters abuin sea level. The terrain is ruggit, in the soothren edge o the Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate is mild wi simmer rains. Thare is a wide variety o trees, flouers an edible plants. Fruit that grow in the aurie include mango, cherimoya, mamey, lime, lemon, black sapote, nanche, plum, coconut, avocado, lemon, papaya an pineapple. Fauna include muntain lion, teeger, wild boar, deer, badger, opossum, fox, armadillo, squirrel, raccoon, skunk an bats.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 3,088 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 16,773 o whom 9,643 spoke indigenous leids. The hooses teepically hae cement floors, mud adobe waws an galvanisit steel or tile roofs. The majority o the population is engagit in agricultur, plantin corn, beans an vegetables at the faimily level.[1] Zenzontepec is ane o the centres o the Chatino fowk, relatit tae the Zapotec but wi a distinct leid, the Chatino leid.[2] Zenzontepec Chatino is spoken in in the municipalities o San Jacinto Tlacotepec, an umwhile Santa María Tlapanalquiahuitl.[3][4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Santa Cruz Zenzontepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. "Chatino of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. "OLAC resources in and about the Zenzontepec Chatino language". Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  4. Zenzontepec Chatino at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)