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Santiago Ixcuintepec
Municipality an toun
Santiago Ixcuintepec is located in Mexico
Santiago Ixcuintepec
Santiago Ixcuintepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°56′N 95°37′W / 16.933°N 95.617°W / 16.933; -95.617Coordinates: 16°56′N 95°37′W / 16.933°N 95.617°W / 16.933; -95.617
Kintra Mexico
 • Total102.07 km2 (39.41 sq mi)
800 m (2,600 ft)
 • Total1,441
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Ixcuintepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Sierra Mixe destrict athin the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca Region. The name "Ixcuintepec" means "Dug Heud Hill".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a area o 102.07 km², wi muntainous terrain. The climate is mild an humid. Flora include pine an aik trees, tulip, reid an purple bougainvillea, marigolds an rose o Castille flouers. Edible plants include squash, cassava, sweet tatties, quintonilla an the Guille de chayote leaf an hert, as weel as bananaes, avocados, mamey, orangers, sapodilla, black sapote, mango an custard pineaipple. Wild fauna include peacock, chachalaca, dou blue, toucans, orioles, mockingbirds, roadrunner, boa, deaf adder, coral an scorpion.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 305 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 1,441, 1,124 o whilk spak a indigenous leid. 95% o the fowk are engagit in agricultur, cultivatin maize, beans, wheat, fruits an vegetables.[1] The Union o Indigenous Commonties o the Isthmus Region, a cooperative foondit in 1982, assists in production an distribution o the local products, unner a fair trade label.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c "Santiago Ixcuintepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.