San Juan Teposcolula

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San Juan Teposcolula
Municipality and town
The Church and Former Convento of San Pedro y San Pablo, in San Juan Teposcolula
The Church and Former Convento of San Pedro y San Pablo, in San Juan Teposcolula
San Juan Teposcolula is located in Mexico
San Juan Teposcolula
San Juan Teposcolula
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°33′02″N 97°25′32″W / 17.55056°N 97.42556°W / 17.55056; -97.42556Coordinates: 17°33′02″N 97°25′32″W / 17.55056°N 97.42556°W / 17.55056; -97.42556
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 57.41 km2 (22.17 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,344
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Juan Teposcolula is a town and municipality in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, often known simply as Teposcolula. The name Teposcolula means “next to the twist in copper”.

It is part of the Teposcolula District in the center of the Mixteca Region.[1]

The town[edit]

The town is 2,300 meters above sea level. Long ago it was known as San Juan Itnuyana. The current town was founded in 1561. The main economic activities are logging and the production of mescal.[1]

The town has the convent complex of San Pedro y San Pablo (Saints Peter and Paul). Mexico Desconocido, a magazine dedicated to tourism in the lesser-known areas of Mexico, says that it has an incredible collection of architecture and sculpture, as well as a very large open-air Renaissance-style chapel that is one of the most beautiful in Mexico.[2]

The municipality[edit]

As of 2005, the municipality had 349 households with a total population of 1,344 of whom three spoke an indigenous language. Teposcolula includes the following communities:

  • Barrio de los Osorno,
  • Cuadra el Hule,
  • Cuadra Número Uno,
  • Desviación Yucudaa,
  • El Calvario,
  • La Cieneguilla,
  • La Garita,
  • La Rosa,
  • La Siempre Viva,
  • Río Colorado (Rancho Yusadolo),
  • Reforma,
  • Refugio de Morelos,
  • San Miguel Marcos Pérez,
  • Santa María Pozoltepec,
  • Satayuco
  • Tierra Blanca

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México, Oaxaca, San Juan Teposcolula". Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  2. ^ Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "Ciudad de Oaxaca". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca 137: 82. 

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