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Santo Domingo Petapa
Municipality an toun
Santo Domingo Petapa is located in Mexico
Santo Domingo Petapa
Santo Domingo Petapa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°49′N 95°8′W / 16.817°N 95.133°W / 16.817; -95.133Coordinates: 16°49′N 95°8′W / 16.817°N 95.133°W / 16.817; -95.133
Kintra Mexico
 • Total232.2 km2 (89.7 sq mi)
 • Total7,583
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santo Domingo Petapa is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. The municipality covers a aurie o 232.2 km², at an average altitude o 250 metre abuin sea level, an is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region. As o 2005, the municipality haed a tot population o 7,583, 2,696 o wham spak indigenous leids.[1]

A pentin on cotton cloth frae 1540 depicts the toun an its neebour Guevea de Humboldt. The pictur records the history o the fowk frae the time o thair migration frae Zaachila up tae the Spainyie conquest, an wis designed tae establish auncient property richts.[2]

The climate is het an humid wi simmer rains. Flora include mahogany, cedar, aik, pine, an Nopo guanacaste, deer, pochote, chiviveta, beo, mamey, taro an cassava. Wild fauna include boar, brock, raccoon, armadillo, squirrel, wild cat an rabbit. The main economic activity is coffee cultivation. The fowk grow corn, beans, pineaipple, citrus, melon an wattermelon an aw, raise nowt, horse, pigs an poultry, an engage in loggin.[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.[3]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "Santo Domingo Petapa". Santo Domingo Petapa. Archived frae the original on 14 Apryle 2010. Retrieved 10 Julie 2010.

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  1. a b "SANTO DOMINGO PETAPA". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 16 Juin 2011. Retrieved 10 Julie 2010.
  2. Joshua Schwab (2006). "Multiple voices in the Lienzo de Guevea y Petapa" (PDF). University of British Columbia. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 17 Julie 2011. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.
  3. "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 18 Julie 2010.