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Villa de Chilapa de Díaz

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Villa Chilapa de Diaz
Municipality an toun
Villa Chilapa de Diaz is located in Mexico
Villa Chilapa de Diaz
Villa Chilapa de Diaz
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°35′N 97°38′W / 17.583°N 97.633°W / 17.583; -97.633Coordinates: 17°35′N 97°38′W / 17.583°N 97.633°W / 17.583; -97.633
Kintra Mexico
 • Total234.75 km2 (90.64 sq mi)
1,900 m (6,200 ft)
 • Total1,687
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Santa María Villa de Chilapa de Diaz is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Teposcolula Destrict in the centre o the Mixteca Region. The name Chilapa means "Watter frae chiles".[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 234.75 km² at a altitude o 1900 metre abuin sea level. The climate is mild, averagin aboot 17°C. Trees include aik, pine an pitch pine. Wild fauna include coyotes, snakes, lizards an scorpions.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 484 hoosehauds wi a total population o 1,687, 151 o wham spak a indigenous leid. Economic activity includes agricultur (corn, beans an wheat) an some nowt ranchin. Thare is a cooperative that processes succar cane frae the state o Veracruz for rum an brandy. In addeetion thare is a factory makkin polyethylene products an a third dedicatit tae manufactur an mercatin o raffia.[1]


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The fondation date o this toun is unkent acause in the year 1879 it burned doun. Aw the oreeginal titles wur lost tharefore the anerly data available wis preservit bi tradeetion, an it indicates that the toun wis originally foondit at the banks o the River Chilar. The name o this toun comes frae the name o a leader namit Lorenzo Cortéz y Salazar wha awned the laund whaur the toun wis established. For their courage an devotion tae the Mexican revolution cause the follaein fowk frae Santa María Villa de Chilapa de Díaz are myndit: Marcelino Ortiz Sierra, Gral. Marcelino Ortiz Sierra, Ángel Fernando Ortiz Segura, Delfino Ortiz Segura, Aarón Ortiz Olivera.[1]


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  1. a b c d "Villa de Chilapa de Diaz". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 30 Julie 2010.