Santa María Ixcatlán

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Santa María Ixcatlan
Municipality an toun
Santa María Ixcatlan is locatit in Mexico
Santa María Ixcatlan
Santa María Ixcatlan
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°51′N 97°11′W / 17.850°N 97.183°W / 17.850; -97.183Coordinates: 17°51′N 97°11′W / 17.850°N 97.183°W / 17.850; -97.183
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 201.58 km2 (77.83 sq mi)
Elevation 1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 573
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Santa María Ixcatlan is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Teotitlán Destrict in the north o the Cañada Region.[1]

The municipality haes a aurie o 201.58 km2 at a elevation o 1,840 meters abuin sea level. In the settled auries the climate is het an humid wi abundant rainfaw in simmer. Ither auries are arid wi little rainfaw. Trees include morillo, aik an jenepere, an fruit-bearin peach, apricot, pomegranates, figs an haw-buss. Local birds include chachalaca, quail, dou, sparrae, gowdspink, orioles, gleds an eagles. Wild life includes coyote, tod, wild cat, wild boar, brock, rattlesnake, coral snake, lizards an scorpions.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 573, 37 o wham spak a indigenous leid.[1] The toun is the anerly ane indwellt bi speakers of the Ixcatec leid. Accordin tae the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, there wis anly 8 speakers o the Ixcateco (Xwja) leid in 2008.[2] Maist o the population is engagit in cultivation o maize, beans, wheat an barley, an in manufactur o artisan products made frae palms an aw. Thare is smaw-scale ainimal husbandry o gait, nowt, horse an cuddies. Mezcal is producit in the veelage.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Santa María Ixcatlan". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  2. "Quedan ocho hablantes de "xwja" o "ixcateco" en comunidad oaxaqueña". Fundación Telefónica. Retrieved 2010-07-21.