Coixtlahuaca District

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Coixtlahuaca District
District
Oaxaca regions and districts: Mixteca to Northwest
Oaxaca regions and districts: Mixteca to Northwest
Coordinates: 17°43′N 97°19′W / 17.717°N 97.317°W / 17.717; -97.317
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 1,666 km2 (643 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 9,018

Coixtlahuaca District is located in the northeast of the Mixteca Region of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. As of 2005 the population was 9,018, down 2.8% from 2000.[1]

The region is generally from 2,000m to 3,000m high, mostly hilly or mountainous with small plains. Temperatures range from 3°C to 36°C. Much of the area has been deforested and rainfall has decreased in recent years, affecting production of the standard crops of corn, wheat, beans and barley. It is the traditional home of the Chocho people, although they are now a small minority. The population has been shrinking due to emigration for economic reasons.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

Coixtlahuaca municipalities

The district includes the following municipalities:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distrito 03 Coixtlahuaca". Oeidrus Oaxaca. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Chochos o Chocholtecas". Go-Oaxaca. Retrieved 2010-07-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2010-07-08. 

Coordinates: 17°43′N 97°19′W / 17.717°N 97.317°W / 17.717; -97.317