Santo Domingo Ingenio

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Santo Domingo Ingenio
Municipality and town
Nickname(s): Sto. Dom. Ing.
Santo Domingo Ingenio is located in Mexico
Santo Domingo Ingenio
Santo Domingo Ingenio
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°35′N 94°46′W / 16.583°N 94.767°W / 16.583; -94.767Coordinates: 16°35′N 94°46′W / 16.583°N 94.767°W / 16.583; -94.767
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 354.68 km2 (136.94 sq mi)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,299
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Santo Domingo Ingenio is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is part of the Juchitán District in the west of the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.[1]

Environment[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 354.68 km² at an average elevation of 40 meters above sea level. The land is generally flat, part of the Pacific coastal plain of the Isthmus, with some hills in the northern part. Some streams flow northward, feeding the Coatzacoalcos River, while the Chicapa River flows south towards the Laguna Superior. The climate is warm, with annual rainfall averaged 1050 mm, mostly falling in the summer. Flora include Guanacaste, ceiba, teposcohuite, kapok tree, and fruit trees and pastures. Wild fauna include armadillo, rabbit, coyote, opossum and birds common to the region.[1]

Economy[edit]

The town lies on the Pan-American highway, connecting it to Santiago Niltepec and Juchitán de Zaragoza. As of 2005, the municipality had 2,033 households with a total population of 7,299 people of whom 465 spoke an indigenous language. The main economic activity is agriculture, with crops such as maize, sorghum, peanuts, watermelon, melon, sweet potato, cucumber, pumpkin, sesame and sugar cane. The community has a sugar mill. Farmers also raise cattle, goats, pigs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Santo Domingo Ingenio". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-16.