Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa

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Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa
Municipality and town
Official seal of Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa
Seal
Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa is located in Mexico
Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa
Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°32′N 96°36′W / 18.533°N 96.600°W / 18.533; -96.600Coordinates: 18°32′N 96°36′W / 18.533°N 96.600°W / 18.533; -96.600
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 933.9 km2 (360.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 42,347
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Tuxtepec District of the Papaloapan Region. The name "Acatlán" means "among the reeds". Luis Pérez Figueroa was a general.[1]

Environment[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 933.9 km² at an altitude of 120 meters above sea level. The lower part is in the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the hills rise to 300 meters. The climate is warm, with average temperature of 25°C and variable rainfall. Trees include Mulato, oak, pine, fig and fir. Fruits trees are soursop, pomegranate, nanche, tamarind, mango, avocado, orange, almond, guava, black sapote, sapodilla child, mamey sapote, sapodilla, banana and lemon. Wildlife includes badger, monkey, armadillo, wild boar, Zereth, tepexcuintle, raccoon, brocket deer, opossums, wild cat, skunk, rabbit, gopher, deer, body spin, onsillas, bobcat, coyote, squirrel and opossum. The Miguel Alemán Lake in the south is used for water sports and sport fishing.[1]

People[edit]

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 42,347 of whom 4,757 spoke an indigenous language. Agriculture includes cultivation of corn, rice, coffee, fruit and sugar cane. The woods are exploited for precious woods such as mahogany and cedar. Animal husbandry includes breeding pigs and cattle, and medium-scale poultry farming. The municipality has the "Ingenio La Margarita" sugar processing facility.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-26.