Santiago Atitlán, Oaxaca
|Municipality and town|
|• Total||82.93 km2 (32.02 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,520 m (4,990 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
The municipality covers wooded and mountainous area of 82.93 km². The forests contain oak, mahogany, white cedar and red cedar, among others. Fruit trees include orange, lime, apple, peach, banana, sapodilla, mamey, pineapple, guava, plum, payua, avocado and mango. Wild animals include cat, wild boar, tapir, brocket deer, deer, tepexcuincle, coyote, wolf, bobcat and fox.
As of 2005, the municipality had 679 households with a total population of 3,187 of which 2.790 spoke an indigenous language. The main economic activity is cultivation of coffee. Other crops are corn, beans, peppers and tomatoes. The Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region, a cooperative founded in 1982, assists in production and distribution of the local products, notably coffee, under a fair trade label.
- "Santiago Atitlán, Oaxaca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
- "Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region" (PDF). GPIAtlantic. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
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