Santa Ana Tavela

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Santa Ana Tavela
Municipality and town
Santa Ana Tavela is located in Mexico
Santa Ana Tavela
Santa Ana Tavela
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°39′N 95°55′W / 16.650°N 95.917°W / 16.650; -95.917Coordinates: 16°39′N 95°55′W / 16.650°N 95.917°W / 16.650; -95.917
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Total 81.65 km2 (31.53 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Santa Ana Tavela is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Yautepec District in the east of the Sierra Sur Region.[1]

The municipality covers an area of 81.65 km² at a height of 700 meters above sea level. The climate is warm temperate with rainfall during summer autumn, and winds generally blowing from north to south. Trees include pine, oak, Tepehuajes, mahogany, cuchipilin, juniper, mesquite, brasil and pochote. Pitaya, pears, mangoes, avocado, lemon and plum grow in the area. Wild fauna include mountain lion, tiger, coyote, badger, wolf, raccoon, wild cat, deer, boar, lion, ocelots, foxes and raccoons.[1]

As of 2005, the municipality had 277 households with a total population of 1,012 inhabitants of whom six spoke an indigenous language. The people engage in agriculture {maize, sorghum, peanuts, sesame, beans, coffee and various fruits) and raise cattle, pigs and goats. They hunt and fish for their own consumption. There is some logging of maguey trees.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.