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Santiago Apoala

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Santiago Apoala
Municipality an toun
Santiago Apoala is located in Mexico
Santiago Apoala
Santiago Apoala
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°39′N 97°08′W / 17.650°N 97.133°W / 17.650; -97.133
Kintra Mexico
 • Total57.41 km2 (22.17 sq mi)
 • Total815
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Apoala is a veelage an municipality in the state o Oaxaca, Mexico, locatit north o Oaxaca de Juárez. It is pairt o the Nochixtlán Destrict in the sootheast o the Mixteca Region.

The name “apoala” is frae Nahuatl meanin “watter that destroys”.[1] It is 1,970 meter (6,460 ft) abuin sea level. It is pairt o the Mixtec aurie o Oaxaca state an is kent bi its Mixtec name o “Yutatnoho” an aw which means “river whaur the lairds come frae”. Its foondation date is unkent but local legends say this wis ane o the first auries settled bi the Mixtecs.[2]

Thare are twa watterfaws nearbi cried Cascadas de Apoala an Cola de Serpiente (snake’s tail). Each is mair nor 50 meter (160 ft) heich an thare are nummer natural springs in the aurie.[3]

The municipality

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As municipal seat, the veelage o Santiago Apoala haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

Arriba de la Peña, Jazmín Morelos, San Antonio Nduayaco, Tierra Colorada, Unión Buena Vista (Yodocanit o Yodocani), an Unión Palo Solo


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  1. "Oaxaca's Tourist Guide". Archived frae the original on 2 Februar 2014. Retrieved 30 Januar 2014.
  2. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Oaxaca". Archived frae the original on 3 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 30 Januar 2014.
  3. Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "La Mixteca y sus fabulosos conventos". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 82.