Santa María Atzompa

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Santa María Atzompa

Toun & Municipality
Sample o Atzompa's signatur green glazit ware on display at MEAPO
Sample o Atzompa's signatur green glazit ware on display at MEAPO
Santa María Atzompa is located in Mexico
Santa María Atzompa
Santa María Atzompa
Coordinates: 17°06′05″N 96°46′40″W / 17.10139°N 96.77778°W / 17.10139; -96.77778
Kintra Mexico
Foonditatween the 7t an 9t century
 • Municipal PresesJuan Esteban Ortiz Reyes
o seat
1580 m (5,180 ft)
 • Municipality19,876
 • Seat
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code (of seat)
Area code(s)951

Santa María Atzompa is a toun an municipality locatit in the Mexican state o Oaxaca, aboot five km frae the state caipital o Oaxaca. It is pairt o the Centro Destrict in the Valles Centrales region.[1] The toun wis foondit atween the 7t an 9t centuries as a satellite o the auncient Zapotec ceety o Monte Albán. Syne its foondin, pottery makkin haes been a major economic activity an the toun is currently kent for its green-glazit pottery. This pottery uised tae be shippit aw ower Mexico an exportit tae the Unitit States but the day maist o this pottery is sauld locally. Beginnin in 2009, thare haes been excavation at the Atzompa archeological steid, leadin tae the discovery o a 45-metre Mesoamerican baw court, which haes been determined tae hae been on the principal ane for Monte Alban.[2] The day, the toun is rustic wi the smoke o firth-fired pottery kilns iver present. Poverty haes been a concern for the toun, but innovations sic as the uise o lead-free glazin an a communal crafts mercat hae been implementit tae impruive the craft's prospects.[3]

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, the toun o Santa María Atzompa is the local govreningauthority for itsel an the commonties o Montealbán, San Jerónimo Yahuiche, San José Hidalgo, Santa Catarina Montaño, La Soledad, La Cañada, Rancho Concepción, La Cañadita, Loma del Puente, La Raya de Yahuiche, Salida a San Lorenzo, Los Sibaja (Calle del Canal), Colonia Odisea, El Rincón, Paraje Río Chiquito, Loma del Paredón an Paraje Loma de la Virgen.[4] The municipality haes a tot population o 19,876, 85% o which live in the toun proper, an covers a aurie o 22.96km2.[1] 1,726 fowk speak a indigenous leid. The municipality borders the municipalities o Guadalupe Etla, San Jacinto Amilpas, San Lorenzo Cacaotepec, San Pablo Etla, San Pedro Ixtlahuaca an Oaxaca de Juárez .[1]

Main elevations include Cerro Apazle, Cerro del Bonete, Cerro de la Golondrina, Loma de San Isidro an Loma del Paderon. Thare is ane river cried the Chiquito River, which flows anerly durin the rainy saison. It haes a temperate climate. Natural vegetation includes jacaranda, guaje, mesquite, white sapote an American pepper. Wildlife includes rabbits, hares, frogs, lizards an a wide variety o birds an insects.[1]

Agricultur employs aboot 7% o the population, industry, construction an minin 40% an commerce, tourism an services employ 50%.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e "Santa María Atzompa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED. Archived frae the original on 18 Julie 2011. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Hallan juego de pelota" (in Spanish). Mexico: INAH. 24 Mairch 2009. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)[deid airtin]
  3. González Ramírez, Fabiola (1999). "Arte color verde (Oaxaca)" (in Spanish). Mexico City: Mexico Desconocido magazine. Archived frae the original on 22 Julie 2009. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  4. "INEGI Census 2005" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 Mairch 2010.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)