Santa Magdalena Jicotlán
|Santa Magdalena Jicotlán|
|Municipality and town|
|• Municipality and town||48.48 km2 (18.72 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,179 m (7,149 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||93|
|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.
- "SANTA MAGDALENA JICOTLÁN". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
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