San Mateo Peñasco

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San Mateo Peñasco
Municipality and town
San Mateo Peñasco is located in Mexico
San Mateo Peñasco
San Mateo Peñasco
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°09′N 97°32′W / 17.150°N 97.533°W / 17.150; -97.533Coordinates: 17°09′N 97°32′W / 17.150°N 97.533°W / 17.150; -97.533
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Total 155.65 km2 (60.10 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,732
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Mateo Peñasco is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 155.65 km². It is part of the Tlaxiaco District in the south of the Mixteca Region.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 1732.[1]


The history of this town is unknown the only history data we know about this town is the construction of the temple of San Mateo Peñasco in the XVII.

Weather and Flora[edit]

The Predominant weather in this town is moderate with rains during summer also the winds depend on the time during the season. Ocotes, encinos are found in the flora of San Mateo Peñasco. Most of the vegetation in this region is tropical.

Economic Activities[edit]

The principal economic activities in this region are: agriculture, ranching. The first activities is develop for Self-consumption of the region and the second one is not develop for commercialization only for Self-consumption also.


  1. ^ "San Mateo Peñasco". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.