Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán

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Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán
Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán is locatit in Mexico
Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán
Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán
Coordinates: 17°31′N 97°20′W / 17.517°N 97.333°W / 17.517; -97.333Coordinates: 17°31′N 97°20′W / 17.517°N 97.333°W / 17.517; -97.333
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Municipality Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán is a veelage an municipality in the state o Oaxaca, Mexico, locatit northeast o Oaxaca ceety. It is pairt o the Nochixtlán Destrict in the sootheast o the Mixteca Region. It is 2,140 metres abuin sea level. Its name comes frae the patron saunt o the toun (Saunt Dominic) an the last pairt is frae Náhuatl meanin “near something new”.

The toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun wis foondit bi Dominican friars 10 years efter the Spainyie came tae Oaxaca. Historically, in colonial times, Yanhuitlán wis a important commercial centre o the Mixtec fowk, exportin silk tae Mexico Ceety, Puebla an Oaxaca ceety. Communal earnins are kept in chests lockit wi three keys tae conserve thaim for the cultural development o each o the seiven “neeborheids” o Yanahuitlán: Ayuxu Dana, Xayujo, Tico, Tinde, Yudayo. Yuxacoyo y Yuyuxa.[1]

The municipality is dominatit bi the Templo y Ex-convento de Santo Domingo (Temple an umwhile convent o Saunt Dominic), biggit aroond the middle o the 16t century on pre-Hispanic foondations. It haes a notable façade, baptismal font, “sotocoro” ruif, a lairge nummer o fine colonial-era santos (statues o the saunts) various altarpieces (retablos) on the sides o the kirk as well as a main altarpiece constructit lik a fauldin screen.[2][3] It conteens an antique pipe organ biggit aroond 1700 an aw an restored tae playin condeetion bi Pascal Quoirin in 1998.[4]

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

As municipal seat, Yanhuitlán haes govrenin jurisdiction ower the follaein commonties:

Barrio de los Arcos, Caja de Agua, El Jazmín, La Cantera, La Cieneguilla, La Laguna, Los Dos Corazones, Rancho Celerino, vendaño, Río Grande, San Sebastián (Primera Sección), Tijua, Tooxi, Xaacahua, Xacañi, Xahayucuanino, Yucudahuico, Yudayo, an Yuxaxiño

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México". 
  2. Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "La Mixteca y sus fabulosos conventos". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 80. 
  3. Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Yanhuitlán Retrieved 2012-4-17.
  4. "Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca: Yanhuitlán".