San Cristóbal Amatlán

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San Cristóbal Amatlán
Municipality and town
San Cristóbal Amatlán is located in Mexico
San Cristóbal Amatlán
San Cristóbal Amatlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°19′N 96°24′W / 16.317°N 96.400°W / 16.317; -96.400Coordinates: 16°19′N 96°24′W / 16.317°N 96.400°W / 16.317; -96.400
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 96.96 km2 (37.44 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 1,700 m (5,590 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,978
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Cristóbal Amatlán is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 96.96 km². It is part of the Miahuatlán District in the south of the Sierra Sur Region.[2]

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 3978.[3]

Amatlán Zapotec is spoken in the town; many residents are bilinguual in Spanish. The town is located "at the foot of a very tall mountain" called Yiroos in Zapotec.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riggs, Sylvia. "Amatlán Zapotec (zpo)". Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Oaxaca - San Cristóbal Amatlán". Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  3. ^ "San Cristobal Amatlán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Riggs, Sylvia. "Amatlán Zapotec (zpo)". Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 

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