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Municipality and town
Taniche is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°35′N 96°46′W / 16.583°N 96.767°W / 16.583; -96.767
Country  Mexico
State Oaxaca
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Taniche is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of km². It is part of the Ejutla District in the south of the Valles Centrales Region. As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of .[1]


This municipality is very important because for many years all the economical activities had something to do with the ranches. In 1778 was born Manuel Sabino Crespo one of the most important and famous people of all the state. He fought for the rights of indigenous people and for its liberty. Another important date in this municipality was in 1979 when it was founded the first primary school by Antonio Romero Barragan.[1]

Geography and ecology[edit]

It is localized in the region of the Central Valleys, that is in the central part of the state. It borders in the north with Ejutla de Crespo, in the south with Ejutla de Crespo, in the east with Ejutla de Crespo and in the west with La Compañia. There is only one river in the town and it is very important for the animals and people that live there, its name is Río Ejutla. The climate in this region is tempered with lots of rain in some months. The principal animals in this region are the horses, cows, rams, and domestic animals. Some plants of the region are the mezquites, gordolobo and hierba buena. The plants and animals are very important for this people because is easiest way to get inmmediate food.

Demographic Situation[edit]

Using the information of the census that INEGI made in 2005 there are 739 inhabitants in Taniche. 100% of the population is catholic. This town has only one primary school, one health care center, 2 food stores and 3 basketball courts. There are over 206 houses for the people, its principle way of communication is by rural telephones and postcards. Near the town runs a highway. That is another important way of transport and communication. Also the highway brings some people from other towns to Taniche which is very important for its inhabitants' economy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "-". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009. 

Coordinates: 16°35′N 96°46′W / 16.583°N 96.767°W / 16.583; -96.767