Santiago Matatlan

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Santiago Matatlán
Municipality and town
Flag of Santiago Matatlán
Official seal of Santiago Matatlán
World Capital Of Mezcal
Country Mexico
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Santiago Matatlán a.k.a. "World Capital Of Mezcal" is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of km². It is part of the Tlacolula District in the east of the Valles Centrales Region.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of .[1]


  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on December 11, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2009.

Coordinates: 16°52′N 96°23′W / 16.867°N 96.383°W / 16.867; -96.383