San Miguel Tenango

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San Miguel Tenango
Municipality and town
San Miguel Tenango is located in Mexico
San Miguel Tenango
San Miguel Tenango
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°16′N 95°36′W / 16.267°N 95.600°W / 16.267; -95.600Coordinates: 16°16′N 95°36′W / 16.267°N 95.600°W / 16.267; -95.600
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Total 326.61 km2 (126.10 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 684
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

San Miguel Tenango is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Tehuantepec District in the west of the Istmo Region.[1]

The municipality covers an area of 326.61 km² at an altitude of 1,550 meters above sea level in the Sierra Madre del Sur. The climate is cool, with abundant rains in summer and autumn. Flora includes pine, oak, Tepehuaje, copal, kapok tree, bean pod, locust, Guanacaste, fruit trees and herbaceous plants. Wild fauna include coyote, wild boar, deer, raccoon, badger, armadillo, birds and reptiles.[1]

As of 2005, the municipality had 172 households with a total population of 684 of whom 7 spoke an indigenous language.[1] Some speak the highland version of Oaxacan Chontal.[2]

Economic activities include agriculture (beans, sorghum, pumpkin, sesame, vegetables and corn), animal husbandry (cattle, goats and pigs), dairy processing and manufacture of various crafts. Hunting and fishing are practiced for personal consumption.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "San Miguel Tenango". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chontales". Go Oaxaco. Retrieved 2010-07-21. [dead link]