Tanetze de Zaragoza

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Tanetze de Zaragoza
Municipality an toun
Tanetze de Zaragoza is locatit in Mexico
Tanetze de Zaragoza
Tanetze de Zaragoza
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°22′N 96°18′W / 17.367°N 96.300°W / 17.367; -96.300Coordinates: 17°22′N 96°18′W / 17.367°N 96.300°W / 17.367; -96.300
Kintra  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Aurie
 • Total 58.69 km2 (22.66 sq mi)
Elevation 1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 1,581
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)
Frae left tae richt: Tanetze de Zaragoza, San Isidro Reforma, Juquila Vijanos Santo Domingo Cacalotepec
Watterfaw near Tanetze

Tanetze de Zaragoza is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Villa Alta Destrict in the centre o the Sierra Norte Region. The name "Tanetze" means "hill o thorns".[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 58.69 km² in muntainous terrain. The toun is at an elevation o 1,280 metres abuin sea level. The climate is ceul, wi prevailin winds frae the north. Flora include pines an oaks, mamey, orange, mango an sapote. Wild fauna includes eagle, buzzard, deer an houlets, wild boar an wild cat, rattlesnakes, an coral snakes.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 431 hooses wi a tot population o 1,581 o whom 1,327 spoke a indigenous leid. Maist o the population is engagit in cultivation o maize, beans an coffee. Loggin is unnertaken mainly for hoose biggin materials. Hooses teepically hae dirt floors, adobe an brick waws, tin ruifs, an tiles.[1] Some o the weemen in the commonty hae shapit a cooperative namit "Yu-Van", which means "Livin Yird" in the Zapotec leid. The cooperative roasts an grinds thair coffee hairst an sells it in the organic mercat in Oaxaca Ceety, 6 oors awa.[2]

The region haes seen violent confrontations atween the authorities an members o the Popular Indigenous Cooncil o Oaxaca "Ricardo Flores Magón", a activist organisation o indigenous fowk.[3][4] The Confederación Revolucionaria de Organizaciones Campesinas Unidas de Tuxtepec (CROCUT) (Scots: Unitit Revolutionar Confederation o Peasant Organizations Tuxtepec) is active in the aurie an aw.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tanetze de Zaragoza". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  2. "A Day in the Cafetal". REFLECTIONS OAXACA (44). Feb 2007. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  3. "Fifth anniversary of attacks against Santa Maria Yaviche". CIPO-VAN. 16, 10, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-19.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "Magonista to visit Bristol (Tuesday 18-6-02)". Bristol Indy Media. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  5. "Desaparicion de persona provoca tension en Tanetze de Zaragoza". notas.desaparecidos.org (in Spanish). November 8, 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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