Silacayoapam

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Silacayoapam
Municipality
Nickname(s): Sila
Silacayoapam is locatit in Mexico
Silacayoapam
Silacayoapam
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°30′0″N 98°8′0″W / 17.50000°N 98.13333°W / 17.50000; -98.13333
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 417.2 km2 (161.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,620 m (5,310 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 6,486
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)

Silacayoapam is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Silacayoapam Destrict in the Mixteca Region.

Toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ance pairt o the Coixtlahuaca state, efter the Spainyie conquest the toun wis offeecially foondit in 1692. It is at a elevation o 1,620 metres in a muntain valley in northwastren Oaxaca.

Municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality covers a aurie o 417.2 km². As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 6,486 o whom 1,392 spoke a indigenous leid, livin in 1,532 hoosehaulds. The main economic activity is agricultur, accoontin for 80% o the economy. The main crops are corn, beans an some fruits, as well as wheat. Some o the fowk raise cattle an poultry. Thare is some airtisan production o mezcal, brandy, woven sisal, palm an ceramics.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "ESTADO DE OAXACA: SILACAYOAPAM". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 15, 2009.