Santiago Juxtlahuaca

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Santiago Juxtlahuaca
Municipality an toun
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total583.05 km2 (225.12 sq mi)
Elevation
1690 m (5,540 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total33,401
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Juxtlahuaca is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is in the Juxtlahuaca Destrict o the Mixteca Region.

Town[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is at a hicht o 1,690 metres abuin sea level. It is ane o the auldest touns in the Mixteca region o Oaxaca, datin back tae the 12t century AD. The first Spainyie visitor wis the Dominican friar Gonzalo Lucero, who passed throu in the year 1536 on a jurney o sploration. Three years later, the monk Benito Hernández persuadit the natives tae muive tae a new location, foondit on 13 September 1542. Atween 1600 an 1633 the toun wis muivit tae its current location in the north o the valley, wi the first streets laid oot in the Spaingie style. The toun wis periodically shaken bi yirdquauks durin the colonial period, destroyin kirks an ither major biggins. The toun wis connectit tae the ootside warld bi a telegraph line in Mairch 1883. A landwart halth centre wis established in Apryle 1938, an in 1944 an airfield wis opened.[1]

Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 583.05 square kilometre (225.12 sq mi). As o 2005, the municipality haed a tot population o 33,401 in 6,165 hoosehaulds. O thir, 20,648 fowk spoke a indigenous leid.[2]

Cairt o the aurie


References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "SANTIAGO Juxtlahuaca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: ESTADO DE OAXACA. Retrieved 6 Juin 2010.
  2. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. "Oaxaca. Indicadores seleccionados de la población por municipio, 2005". Retrieved 13 Juin 2010.

Coordinates: 17°20′N 98°01′W / 17.333°N 98.017°W / 17.333; -98.017