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Santiago Atitlán, Oaxaca

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Santiago Atitlán
Municipality an toun
Santiago Atitlán is located in Mexico
Santiago Atitlán
Santiago Atitlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°6′N 95°57′W / 17.100°N 95.950°W / 17.100; -95.950Coordinates: 17°6′N 95°57′W / 17.100°N 95.950°W / 17.100; -95.950
Kintra Mexico
 • Total82.93 km2 (32.02 sq mi)
1,520 m (4,990 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Atitlán is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt of the Sierra Mixe destrict athin the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca Region.[1]

The municipality covers firthit an muntainous aurie o 82.93 km². The forests conteens aik, mahogany, white cedar an reid cedar, amang ithers. Fruit trees include oranger, lime, aipple, peach, bananae, sapodilla, mamey, pineaipple, guava, plum, payua, avocado an mango. Wild ainimals include cat, wild boar, tapir, brocket deer, deer, tepexcuincle, coyote, wouf, bobcat an tod.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 679 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 3,187 o whilk 2.790 spak a indigenous leid. The main economic activity is cultivation o coffee. Ither craps is corn, beans, peppers an tamataes.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, notably coffee, unner a fair trade label.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c "Santiago Atitlán, Oaxaca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 17 November 2006. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.