Sierra Mixe District
Oaxaca regions and districts: Sierra Norte to Northeast
The Sierra Mixe or Mixes District is a district in the east of the Sierra Norte Region of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It comprises 17 municipalities and covers 4,930 km2 at an average elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level. As of 2005 the district had a total population of 96,920. The main food crops are maize and beans, while permanent crops include coffee, lemon and oranges.
Most of the inhabitants are of indigenous Mixe ethnicity, and the Mixe languages are spoken throughout the region. The western part of the region is high Sierra, with climate ranging to temperate to cold with strong winds and seasons of daily and constant rains and storms, this changes to the Mixe media territories; of lower mountain ranges but still a very abrupt and rough terrain, with daily rain, ranging from tropical to mist forests to pine-encine, but the more eastern parts are the tropical lowlands of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The district includes the following municipalities:
|Mixistlán de la Reforma||191||2,438|
|San Juan Cotzocón||945||22,478||10,712|
|San Juan Mazatlán||1,990||16,138||8,543|
|San Lucas Camotlán||128||2,524||2,168|
|San Miguel Quetzaltepec||199||6,015||5,428|
|San Pedro Ocotepec||137||2,171||1,933|
|San Pedro y San Pablo Ayutla||108||4,319||3,639|
|Santa María Alotepec||149||2,526||2,262|
|Santa María Tepantlali|
|Santa María Tlahuitoltepec|
|Santo Domingo Tepuxtepec|
|Tamazulapam del Espíritu Santo|
|Totontepec Villa de Morelos||319||4,780|
- "Distrito 14 Mixe" (PDF). oeidrus. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2010-07-08.
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