Santa Magdalena Jicotlán

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Santa Magdalena Jicotlán
Municipality and town
Santa Magdalena Jicotlán is located in Mexico
Santa Magdalena Jicotlán
Santa Magdalena Jicotlán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°48′24″N 97°28′16″W / 17.80667°N 97.47111°W / 17.80667; -97.47111
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
 • Municipality and town 48.48 km2 (18.72 sq mi)
Elevation 2,179 m (7,149 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality and town 93
 • Urban 92
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)

Santa Magdalena Jicotlán is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Coixtlahuaca district in the Mixteca Region. The municipality covers an area of 48.48 km², surrounded by the Sierra Madre Oriental. As of the 2010 census, the town (locality) had a population of 92 inhabitants, while the municipality had a total population of 93 (officially, there was one rural resident in a place called Barrio San Miguel). It is the smallest municipality in Mexico in population. (The next-smallest is Santiago Tepetlapa, also in Oaxaca.) The main economic activity is agriculture, with some people also keeping goats and chickens.

The town has a Catholic church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, built in the mid eighteenth century with baroque influences. It has a kindergarten and an elementary school, each with one teacher.[1]


  1. ^ "SANTA MAGDALENA JICOTLÁN". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 

Coordinates: 17°48′24″N 97°28′16″W / 17.80667°N 97.47111°W / 17.80667; -97.47111