San Andrés Zautla

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San Andrés Zautla
Municipality and town
16th century Spanish colonial church in San Andrés Zautla.
16th century Spanish colonial church in San Andrés Zautla.
San Andrés Zautla is located in Mexico
San Andrés Zautla
San Andrés Zautla
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°12′N 96°52′W / 17.200°N 96.867°W / 17.200; -96.867Coordinates: 17°12′N 96°52′W / 17.200°N 96.867°W / 17.200; -96.867
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 21.69 km2 (8.37 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 3,812
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Andrés Zautla is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico.

Geography[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 21.69 km². It is part of the Etla District in the Valles Centrales region.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 3812, of whom 150 spoke an indigenous language.[1]

History[edit]

During the colonial period San Andrés Zautla was part of the jurisdiction of Huexolotitlan.[2] A 16th century Spanish colonial church in town is a listed Cultural Landmark, and possesses a historic pipe organ, dated 1726, now restored and playable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Andrés Zautla". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972) p. 143-144