Santiago Lachiguiri

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Santiago Lachiguiri
Municipality an toun
Santiago Lachiguiri is locatit in Mexico
Santiago Lachiguiri
Santiago Lachiguiri
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°41′N 95°32′W / 16.683°N 95.533°W / 16.683; -95.533Coordinates: 16°41′N 95°32′W / 16.683°N 95.533°W / 16.683; -95.533
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total673.63 km2 (260.09 sq mi)
Elevation
800 m (2,600 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Stanudart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Lachiguiri 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.[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 673.63 km2 (260.09 sq mi). The Cerro de las Flores is the heichest muntain in the Isthmo region at 2,200 meters (7,200 ft) abuin sea level. The climate in the lawer sooth side o the muntains is hot, wi a constant wind frae north tae sooth. Flora include pine, aik, mango, avocado, sapodilla, tamarind, ploum, granaditas, peach an bananae. Wild fauna include tapir, brocks, cat, raccoon, armadillo, rabbit, boar, porcupines, coyotes, parrots an various reptiles.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,110 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 4.361 o whilk there 2.339 fowk wha speak a indigenous leid. The veelagers grow coffee, maize, beans an chiles, raise nwt an log the cedar, pine an aik trees. They practice huntin an fishin for private consumption.[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 fair trade or organic labels.[2]

Thare capper, airn, gowd an quairtz mines in the vicinity.[1] Arco Resources of Canada awns twa minin claims near the toun, El Pochotle an El Pochotle II, whilk it is investigatin for precious metals.[3] Continuum Resources, anither Canadian company, haes 3000 hectares o minin concessions near Santiago Lachiguiri an aw. These include aulder mines that in the past wur uised tae access siller-rich zones o lead-zinc sulphides an oxides.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009. 
  2. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  3. "Arco's Lachiguiri Property Meets Minimum Listing Requirements". Arco Resources. May 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  4. "Continuum reactivates 100% owned Lachiguiri Project in Oaxaca State, Mexico". Continuum Resources Ltd. Sep 24, 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-18.