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Totontepec Villa de Morelos

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Totontepec Villa de Morelos
Municipality an toun
Totontepec Villa de Morelos is located in Mexico
Totontepec Villa de Morelos
Totontepec Villa de Morelos
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°13′N 95°59′W / 17.217°N 95.983°W / 17.217; -95.983
Kintra Mexico
 • Total318.95 km2 (123.15 sq mi)
 • Total4,780
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Totontepec Villa de Morelos is a smaw veelage an municipality, in the Sierra Mixe destrict o the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is locatit some 1840 metres abuin sea level an some 326 km frae the state caipital, Oaxaca de Juárez. In spite o the Mixe influence, the toponym is Nahuatl in oreegin, meanin "hot hill".

The toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

The locals, cried Totontepecanos, speak Mexican Spaingie an the local dialect o the Mixe leid. Each dialect o Mixe is different dependin on the veelage in which it is spoken. Accordin tae the 2005 census, the toun haed a population o 5,626 fowk.

The toun's maist notable featur is a rock that can be seen frae nearly ivery location. They caw it "La Mitra" (or mitre, in Inglis an Scots). It is locatit at the tap o the muntain on which Totontepec is built. The locals will scale this muntain tae licht prayer candles an get a great view o their toun.

The municipality[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2005 Census, the municipality haed a total population o 4,780, mony of whom wur proficient o a indigenous tongue. The municipality covers 318.95 km².

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

Chinantequilla, El Duraznal, Patio Grande, Rancho Alejandro Villegas, San Francisco Jayacaxtepec, San Marcos Moctum, San Miguel Metepec, Santa María Huitepec, Santa María Ocotepec, Santa María Tiltepec, Santiago Amatepec, Santiago Jareta, Santiago Tepitongo, an Tierra Caliente (Rancho Uno y Rancho Dos)

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Coordinates: 17°13′N 95°59′W / 17.217°N 95.983°W / 17.217; -95.983