Santiago Astata

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Santiago Astata
Municipality an toun
Santiago Astata is located in Mexico
Santiago Astata
Santiago Astata
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°59′N 95°40′W / 15.983°N 95.667°W / 15.983; -95.667Coordinates: 15°59′N 95°40′W / 15.983°N 95.667°W / 15.983; -95.667
Kintra Mexico
 • Total446.54 km2 (172.41 sq mi)
30 m (100 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Astata is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. The name "Astata" means "place o herons".[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 446.54 km² at a evelation o 30 metres abuin sea level. The climate is ver wairm. Flora includes deciduous trees an shrubs such as passion fruit, cachimbo an mesquite. Wild fauna consist o deer, rabbit, badger an wild boar.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 3,642 o whom 273 spoke an indigenous leid.[1] Economic activities include agricultur (beans, corn, sesame, sorghum, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes an peanuts), ainimal husbandry (cattle, goats an pigs), harvestin the ocean for fish an shellfish for the Salina Cruz mercat, limestane quarryin an loggin.

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  1. a b c "Santiago Astata". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 16 Mey 2007. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.