Sierra Norte de Oaxaca

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Sierra Norte de Oaxaca
Oaxaco regions - Sierra Norte towards the northwest
Coordinates: 17°19′50″N 96°29′14″W / 17.33056°N 96.48722°W / 17.33056; -96.48722
Country Mexico
State Oaxaca
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)

La Sierra Norte de Oaxaca is a hivily-firthit region in the state o Oaxaca, Mexico. It is 62 km frae the ceety o Oaxaca on Federal heich-gate 175, heidin east taewart Tuxtepec.[1] The region is dividit intae three destricts: Ixtlán, whilk haes 26 municipalities, Villa Alta, whilk haes 25 municipalities an Mixe, whilk haes 17 municipalities.[2]

Environment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wastren pairt o the region is muntainous, containin pairt o the Sierra Madre de Oaxaca whilk includes the Sierra Juárez an Sierra de Villa Alta. Eastle, the region slopes doun tae the Veracruz coastal plain. The aurie haes ane o the best-preservit biospheres in Mexico, as weel as a nummer o interestin touns an veelages. The region promotes ecotourism tae help preserve the biosphere wi various enterprises afferin cabins, campin, access an guides for hikin an muntain-bikin trails, horseback ridin, bird-watchin, an cave sploration. It is ane o richest zones o biodiversitie in Mexico an aw, wi 400 species o birds an 350 species o butterflies. It contains seiven o the nine teeps o vegetation indigenous tae the kintra.[1]

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

There a nummer o touns locatit athin this aurie. Ixtlán is the poleetical an economic centre o the region.[3] Ixtlan is notit for its Kirk o Saunt Thomas the Apostle (Iglesia de Santo Tomás Apostal), whilk is a baroque style kirk kent for its portals, façades an sculpturs. Capulálpam de Méndez is 9 km east o Ixtlán, an haes a kirk an aw, Kirk o Saunt Matthew (Iglesia de San Mateo) wi altars representative o Mexican Baroque style. It haes the Centro de Medicina Indígena Tradicional (Centre for Indigenous Tradeetional Medicine) whilk is sponsored bi the Mexican Secretar o Halth. It is open tae the public, includin tourists an affers native herbal medicines, massages, temascals an ritual cleansins.[1]

Indigenous fowks o the Sierra Norte[eedit | eedit soorce]

Various fowks o the region include the Zapotecs, Mixes, Chinantecs, Tlaxcaltecs an the Nahuas.

The Zapotecs o the Sierra Norte, wha caw thairsels the bene xon, is ane o 3 major Zapotec regions in soothren Mexico. The ither three reside in the Isthmus o Tehuantepec, el Valle an the Sierra Madre Oriental. Maist Zapotecs are foond in the Villa Alta destrict wi some in Ixtlán an a few in Choapan. The bene xon divide intae fower sub-culturs: Cajonos, El Rincón, Ixtlán an Choapan.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (2007). "La Sierra Norte". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca 137: 36–37.  Unkent parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS DE MÉXICO ZAPOTECOS / BENE XON DE LA SIERRA NORTE DE OAXACA". Retrieved 2008-02-18. [deid airtin]

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