Santa María Chimalapa

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Santa María Chimalapa
Municipality an toun
Santa María Chimalapa is locatit in Mexico
Santa María Chimalapa
Santa María Chimalapa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°54′N 94°41′W / 16.900°N 94.683°W / 16.900; -94.683Coordinates: 16°54′N 94°41′W / 16.900°N 94.683°W / 16.900; -94.683
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 3,572.31 km2 (1,379.28 sq mi)
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Santa María Chimalapa 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.[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality haes a aurie o 3572.31 km², hintle o it covered bi tropical rain forest. The climate is wairm sub humid, wi simmer rainfaw o 23,000 mm. The forests conteen mony species o tree includin cedar, mahogany, Nopo, Guanacaste, cedrillo, coabillo, ceiba, pine, hormiguillo, rattan, aik, lime, nanche, pineaipple, custard aipple, tangerine an coffee. Wild fauna include boar, paca, deer, jaguar, raccoon, skunk, monkey, pheasant, parrot, houlet, toucan, white eagle, rattlesnake, coral snake deaf.[1] The toun is at a hicht o 180 metre abuin sea level an is supplee'd wi watter bi El Rio Corte, oreeginatin in the Selva Zoque forests tae the east.[1][2]

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Afore the Mexican colonial period, the aurie wis indwelt bi the Chima, a Zoque fowk believit tae be stryndants o the Olmec.[3] The aurie is nou ethnically diverse, wi the oreeginal Zoque fowk reducit tae a minority o mibbe 30%.[4] As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,701 hoosehauds wi a total population o 8,643, 3,381 o wham spak a indigenous leid.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economic activities include growin corn, beans, coffee an succar cane, an raisin nowt, gaits, sheep, horse an poultry. Loggin is practisit, wi a sawmill preparin fine firths for furnitur production, an wild ainimals are huntit in certain saisons an aw. Sport huntin is practisit bi tourists an aw.[1] The region is extremely puir, wi limitit infrastructur lik roads an schuils.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Santa María Chimalapa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. "Selva Zoque" (in Spanish). WWF Mexico. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Zoques de Oaxaca" (in Spanish). La Unidad del CIESAS Pacífico Sur. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  4. David Barkin and Miguel Angel García. "The Social Construction of Deforestation in Mexico: A case study of the 1998 fires in the Chimalapas Rain Forest". World Rainforest Movement. Retrieved 2010-06-29.