Villa Sola de Vega

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Villa Sola de Vega
Municipality and town
Villa Sola de Vega is located in Mexico
Villa Sola de Vega
Villa Sola de Vega
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°30′45″N 96°58′50″W / 16.51250°N 96.98056°W / 16.51250; -96.98056Coordinates: 16°30′45″N 96°58′50″W / 16.51250°N 96.98056°W / 16.51250; -96.98056
Country Mexico
 • Total680.01 km2 (262.55 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Villa Sola de Vega is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico, part of the Sola de Vega District in the Sierra Sur Region.

The municipality covers an area of 680.01 km². The municipal seat is at an elevation of 1,440 metres. Average temperature is 18°C and average rainfall is 950 ml per year. The Sola River runs through the municipality, a tributary of the Atoyac River. The terrain is rugged and forested with oak and pines in the highlands and shrubs in the lowlands. Fauna include deer, wild boar, fox, grasshoppers, rabbits, coyotes, reptiles and armadillos.[1]

As of 2005, the municipality had 2,448 households with a total population of 11,884, of whom 199 spoke an indigenous language.[citation needed] Lachixío Zapotec is spoken in the municipality.[2] Elotepec Zapotec is spoken in the village of San Juan Elotepec.[3][4]

Most of the population is engaged in agriculture, growing corn and beans, while a minority is dedicated to logging. Sola de Vega is connected by a paved road to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, but other roads are unpaved.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Villa Sola de Vega". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  2. ^ Lachixío Zapotec at Ethnologue
  3. ^ "Villa Sola de Vega (Municipio), Oaxaca Mexico". Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  4. ^ Elotepec Zapotec at Ethnologue

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