Santo Domingo Ingenio
|Santo Domingo Ingenio|
|Municipality and town|
|Nickname(s): Sto. Dom. Ing.|
|• Total||354.68 km2 (136.94 sq mi)|
|Elevation||40 m (130 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
The municipality covers an area of 354.68 km² at an average elevation of 40 meters above sea level. The land is generally flat, part of the Pacific coastal plain of the Isthmus, with some hills in the northern part. Some streams flow northward, feeding the Coatzacoalcos River, while the Chicapa River flows south towards the Laguna Superior. The climate is warm, with annual rainfall averaged 1050 mm, mostly falling in the summer. Flora include Guanacaste, ceiba, teposcohuite, kapok tree, and fruit trees and pastures. Wild fauna include armadillo, rabbit, coyote, opossum and birds common to the region.
The town lies on the Pan-American highway, connecting it to Santiago Niltepec and Juchitán de Zaragoza. As of 2005, the municipality had 2,033 households with a total population of 7,299 people of whom 465 spoke an indigenous language. The main economic activity is agriculture, with crops such as maize, sorghum, peanuts, watermelon, melon, sweet potato, cucumber, pumpkin, sesame and sugar cane. The community has a sugar mill. Farmers also raise cattle, goats, pigs.
- "Santo Domingo Ingenio". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-16.