Pluma Hidalgo

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Pluma Hidalgo
Municipality and town
Pluma Hidalgo is located in Mexico
Pluma Hidalgo
Pluma Hidalgo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°55′N 96°25′W / 15.917°N 96.417°W / 15.917; -96.417Coordinates: 15°55′N 96°25′W / 15.917°N 96.417°W / 15.917; -96.417
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 179.9 km2 (69.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,314
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Pluma Hidalgo is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 179.9 km². It is part of the Pochutla District in the east of the Costa Region. The name of "Pluma Hidalgo" was given because there is a small mountain located on the municipality and up the mountain there is a cloud that seemed like a feather, in Spanish "pluma". Hidalgo was given because this place was founded when the independence battle was on, which began by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. Sierra Madre del Sur goes through this municipality which is characterized by Cerro de la Pluma, Cerro León and Cerro de las Nieves. In this region the weather is humid because of the mountains. The normal weather conditions are about 20°C, and in summer the rains are abundant. As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 3314.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pluma Hidalgo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.