Santiago Tilantongo

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Santiago Tilantongo
Municipality and town
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Santiago Tilantongo is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Nochixtlán District in the southeast of the Mixteca Region.

As of 2005, Santiago Tilantongo had a total population of 3348 living in 827 residences. Almost half speak an indigenous language, and all but about 200 are Roman Catholic. The municipality has a pre-school, an elementary school and a telesecundaria, as well as a rural medical clinic, a tianguis market, and a Dominican church.[1] The church dates from the early colonial era and has a number of excellent santos, statues of saints, many done in fine polychrome and some dating to the 16th and 17th centuries.[2]


  1. ^ "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ [1] Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Santiago Tilantongo. Retrieved 2012-4-15

Coordinates: 17°17′N 97°21′W / 17.283°N 97.350°W / 17.283; -97.350