San Juan Cacahuatepec

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San Juan Cacahuatepec
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
San Juan Cacahuatepec is located in Mexico
San Juan Cacahuatepec
San Juan Cacahuatepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°37′N 98°09′W / 16.617°N 98.150°W / 16.617; -98.150
Country Mexico
 • Total153.1 km2 (59.1 sq mi)
 • Total8,134
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

San Juan Cacahuatepec is a city in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, near the border with Guerrero. It is located in the Jamiltepec District in the west of the Costa Region. Its population in 1990, according to The Columbia Gazetteer of North America, was 3,116;[1] in 2006, it was about 5,000.[2] Along with San Pedro Amusgos, it is a heavy center of population for the indigenous Amuzgo.[2] The name Cacahuatepec is Nahuatl, translating "Place of Cacao-bean mountain".[3]

Agriculture of the area includes corn, beans, sugarcane, rice, and tropical fruits.[1]


Once inhabited by Yopes, the area came under dominion of Spain in 1523.[3] Several times it has been impacted by unrest in the region. It was a gathering point for rebel forces of Hermenegildo Galeana in the early 19th century,[4] and later, in 1854, it was razed by Antonio López de Santa Anna.[5]


  1. ^ a b "San Juan Cacahuatepec". The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000. Archived from the original on 2005-03-25. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
  2. ^ a b Whipperman, Bruce (2006). Moon Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo. Avalon Travel Publishing. p. 266. ISBN 1-56691-980-0.
  3. ^ a b de Alarcon, Hernando Ruiz; James Richard Andrews; Ross Hassig (1987). Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions that Today Live Among the Indians Native to this New Spain, 1629. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 254. ISBN 0-8061-2031-2..
  4. ^ Bancroft, Hubert Howe; William Nemos; Thomas Savage; Joseph Joshua Peatfield (1885). History of Mexico. 4. A.L. Bancroft.
  5. ^ Fowler, Will (2007). Santa Anna of Mexico. U of Nebraska Press. p. 313. ISBN 0-8032-1120-1.

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Coordinates: 16°37′N 98°09′W / 16.617°N 98.150°W / 16.617; -98.150