Santiago Yaitepec

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Santiago Yaitepec
Municipality an toun
Santiago Yaitepec is locatit in Mexico
Santiago Yaitepec
Santiago Yaitepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°13′N 97°16′W / 16.217°N 97.267°W / 16.217; -97.267Coordinates: 16°13′N 97°16′W / 16.217°N 97.267°W / 16.217; -97.267
Kintra Mexico
 • Total53.58 km2 (20.69 sq mi)
1,840 m (6,040 ft)
 • Tot3,665
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santiago Yaitepec is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico, twa kilometre sootheast o Santa Catarina Juquila. It is pairt o the Juquila Destrict in the centre o the Costa Region. The name "Yaitepec" means "Three hills".[1]

Environs[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 53.58 km² at a hicht o 1,840 metre abuin sea level. The terrain is hilly, in the fuithills o the Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate is temperate an humid, wi a average temperatur o 17.9°C an annual rainfaw o 1,347.6 mm. Trees include pine, fir, pine, madrone, moral, aik, an alder. Wild fauna include opossum, skunk, armadillo, rabbit, snake an deer.[1]

Fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 623 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 3,665, 3,137 o wham spak a hamelt leid. 90% o economic activity is relatit tae agricultur, wi coffee bein the cash crap.[1] Yaitepec is ane o the centres o the Chatino fowk, relatit tae the Zapotec but wi a distinct leid.[2] The municipality selects its authorities unner the Uisses an Customs seestem, whilk lets indigenous commonties hain their tradeetional poleetical structur.[3]

Awtho infrastructur is modren, the Chatino commonty haes mainteened its tradeetional cultur. Maist o the weemen wear tradeetional dress, includin colorfu skirts an the richly floorisht blouses wi lanely local designs o bricht flouers an ainimals. The claes is haun-woven uisin back strap looms an haun floorisht. The toun is "dry": nae alcohol is sauld.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Santiago Yaitepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. "Chatino of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fiesta of Santiago: Annual Fair in Santiago Yaitepec". El Sol de la Costa. Jul 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24.