San Pedro Mixtepec, Juquila

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San Pedro Mixtepec
Municipality and town
San Pedro Mixtepec is located in Mexico
San Pedro Mixtepec
San Pedro Mixtepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°0′0″N 97°7′1″W / 16.00000°N 97.11694°W / 16.00000; -97.11694Coordinates: 16°0′0″N 97°7′1″W / 16.00000°N 97.11694°W / 16.00000; -97.11694
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 331.71 km2 (128.07 sq mi)
Elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 33,682
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
A view of the town of Puerto Escondido

San Pedro Mixtepec is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Juquila District in the center of the Costa Region.[1]

The municipality covers an area of 331.71 km² at an average altitude of 220 meters above sea level on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca. The climate is warm and humid. Flora is diverse, including tulips, roses, bougainvillea, cempaxóchitl, rose garden, lemon blossoms, noon platanillo, prickly pear, cedar, macuil, huanacaxtle, mahogany and palm Fruit trees include mango, banana, mamey sapote, sapodilla, coconut, lemon, rtamarindo, almond, orange and lemon lime.[1]

As of 2005, the municipality had 7,881 households with a total population of 33,682 of whom 919 spoke an indigenous language. 40% of the population of the municipality is engaged in agriculture, and 20% in animal husbandry. Tourism employs 20% of the population in the port and tourist center of Puerto Escondido and the nearby Bajos de Chila.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SAN PEDRO MIXTEPEC - DISTR. 22". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.