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Municipality an toun
Yaxe is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°43′N 96°28′W / 16.717°N 96.467°W / 16.717; -96.467Coordinates: 16°43′N 96°28′W / 16.717°N 96.467°W / 16.717; -96.467
Kintra Mexico
 • Total65.07 km2 (25.12 sq mi)
1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

Yaxe Magdalena, kent simply as Yaxe an aw, is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Ocotlán Destrict in the sooth o the Valles Centrales Region. The name Yaxe means "Green corn" in the Zapotec leid.[1]

The municipality covers a aurie o 65.07 km² at a altitude o 1,500 metres abuin sea level. The climate is temperate or ceul. The soil is thin, o volcanic oreegin, The landscape similar tae that foond in San Baltazar Chichicapam, varied but dominatit bi semi-desert landscapes. Flora an fauna are increasinly scarce due tae the depredations o the settlers. In the hills thare are some rabbits, opossums an skunks, an occasional coyotes. Thare are several species o wild birds includin pigeons, hawks, mockinbirds an hummingbird. It is common tae fynd rattlesnakes, coral snakes an some iguanas in the lawer pairts.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 502 hoosehauds wi a total population o 2,442 o whom seiven spoke a indigenous leid. Hooses teepically have dirt or cement floors, adobe or reid brick walls an sheet metal, tile or concrete slab ruifs. Agriculture is ane o the maist important activities in the municipality, growin corn, beans an fruits. The dominant economic activity is the minin industry, exploitin deposits o siller an lead.[1]

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  1. a b c "Yaxe". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 17 November 2006. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.