Xochistlahuaca (municipality)

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Xochistlahuaca Municipality
Municipality
Xochistlahuaca Municipality is located in Mexico
Xochistlahuaca Municipality
Xochistlahuaca Municipality
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°43′N 98°02′W / 16.717°N 98.033°W / 16.717; -98.033Coordinates: 16°43′N 98°02′W / 16.717°N 98.033°W / 16.717; -98.033
Country  Mexico
State Guerrero
Municipal seat Xochistlahuaca
Area
 • Total 321.1 km2 (124.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 25,180

Xochistlahuaca Municipality is one of the 81 municipalities of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. The municipal seat lies at Xochistlahuaca. The municipality covers an area of 321.1 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 25,180.[1]

The municipality[edit]

Municipal palace

As seat, the town of Xochistlahuaca is the local government of 103 communities which cover a territory of 430 km2. It borders the municipalities of Tlacoachistlahuaca and Ometepec with the state of Oaxaca to the south and east. The seal of the municipality has a flower called a "laja nido" in the center, along with geometric designs which represent the weaving of Amuzgo women.[2][3] The municipal government has one municipal president, a "síndico" and six representatives called "regidors."[3]

The municipality has 103 communities. The largest communities after the seat are Guadalupe Victoria, Los Lirios, El Carmen and Arroyo Grande.[3] Other important communities include Plan Maguey, Cabeza de Arroyo Nuevo, Llano del Carmen, Los Lirios, El Santiago, Plan de Pierna, Plan Lagarto, Guadalupe Victoria, Tierra Colorada, Arroyo Gente, Linda Vista, Arroyo Guacamaya, Arroyo Pájaro, Arroyo Montaña, Piedra Pesada, La Ciénega, Cumbre de San José, Rancho del Cura, Arroyo Grande, Junta de Arroyo Grande, Rancho del Cura Ejido, Cerro Bronco, Crucero de Camino, Ma-nantial Mojarra, Colonia Renacimiento, Plan de los Muertos, Cabeza de Arroyo Caballo and Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio.[4]

The highway connecting the municipality with Ometepec, the region's commercial center, was built in 1995. However, most transportation along this road is controlled by a single group of truckers and bus drivers because of the investment needed to by a vehicle. Others must work with this group to transport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xochistlahuaca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Xochistlahuaca" (in Spanish). Mexico: State of Guerrero. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Xochistlahuaca". Enciclopedia de los Municipios y Delegaciones de México (in Spanish). Mexico: INAFED Instituto para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal and SEGOB Secretaría de Gobernación. 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Amuzgos - Tzjon Non" (in Spanish). Mexico: Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas. October 22, 2009. Retrieved May 4, 2012.