Santa María Temaxcaltepec

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Santa María Temaxcaltepec
Municipality an toun
Santa María Temaxcaltepec is locatit in Mexico
Santa María Temaxcaltepec
Santa María Temaxcaltepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°10′N 97°12′W / 16.167°N 97.200°W / 16.167; -97.200Coordinates: 16°10′N 97°12′W / 16.167°N 97.200°W / 16.167; -97.200
Kintra Mexico
 • Total86.8 km2 (33.5 sq mi)
1,320 m (4,330 ft)
 • Tot2,628
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santa María Temaxcaltepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juquila Destrict in the centre o the Costa Region. The name "Temaxcaltepec" means "hill o baths", a reference tae the uise o steam baths or sweat lodges tae cur the sick.[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 86.8 km² at a elevation o 1,320 metre abuin sea level. The terrain is ruggit, in the fuithills o the Sierra Madre del Sur. Rainfaw o 2,057 mm occurs maistly atween Juin an October. Flora include amate, fig, locust, avocado, mahogany, aik, cedar, palm, hormiguillo an pastures. Wildlife includes squirrels, armadillos, opossum, tod an brock.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 505 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 2,628, 2,081 o wham spak a indigenous leid. Agricultur is the main economic activity.[1] Temaxcaltepec is ane o the centres o the Chatino fowk, relatit tae the Zapotec but wi a distinct leid.[2] Municipal representatives are selectit accordin tae the tradeetional indigenous seestem (usos y costumbres). In Dizember 2007 thare wur disturbances when the state electoral authority failed tae recognize the leaders who haed been selectit in this wey.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Santa María Temaxcaltepec". 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. "Lauro Juárez : Disappeared". Protection International AISBL. 8 January 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-24.