Santa María Alotepec

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Santa María Alotepec
Municipality an toun
Santa María Alotepec is located in Mexico
Santa María Alotepec
Santa María Alotepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°5′N 95°51′W / 17.083°N 95.850°W / 17.083; -95.850Coordinates: 17°5′N 95°51′W / 17.083°N 95.850°W / 17.083; -95.850
Kintra Mexico
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santa María Alotepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Sierra Mixe destrict athin the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca Region. The name Alotepec means "brae o the macaws'.[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 149.27 km² at a altitude o 1,460 metres abuin sea level. Trees include pine, aik an cedars. Fruits include oranger, bananae, mamey sapote, sapodilla, mango, lime, custard aipple an avocado. Wild ainimals include tod, deer, armadillo, tepescuincle, wild boar an anteater. Thare is a great variety o butterflees.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 682 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 2,526 o whilk 2,262 spak a indigenous leid. 90% o the population is engagit in agricultur. A few keep hamelt ainimals an aw.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, merkitly coffee, unner a fair trade label.[2]

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  1. a b c "Santa María Alotepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 27 Apryle 2006. Retrieved 22 Julie 2010.
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.