Yautepec District

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Yautepec District
Oaxaca regions and districts: Sierra Sur towards the southwest
Oaxaca regions and districts: Sierra Sur towards the southwest
Coordinates: 16°30′N 96°6′W / 16.500°N 96.100°W / 16.500; -96.100Coordinates: 16°30′N 96°6′W / 16.500°N 96.100°W / 16.500; -96.100
Country Mexico

Yautepec District is located in the east of the Sierra Sur Region of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.[1]


The district lies in the eastern end of the Sierra Madre del Sur and is mountainous, with an area of 4,772 square kilometers. The temperature is generally temperate, warmer in the lower areas and cooler higher up, with prevalent winds from the north. Trees include mahogany, cedar, oak, guanacaste and pine. Mango, tamarind, plum, sapodilla, lemon, avocado and papaya fruits are grown. Wild fauna include wild boar, ocelots, snakes, mountain lion, coyotes and foxes.[1]


The total population is 31,688. Indigenous people include Zapotec, Mixe and Chontal. Economic activities include agriculture, growing maize, sorghum, peanuts, beans, coffee and various fruits. Some cattle is raised, and villagers often raise goats, sheep, and pigs. Hunting and fishing are typically practiced on a small scale for personal consumption. There is some logging activity, and the wild maguey is harvested for its juice.[1]


Yautepec municipalities

The district includes the following municipalities, with population statistics as of 2005:[1]

Municipality Area km2 Total
Asunción Tlacolulita 245 699 54
Nejapa de Madero 370 7,285 1,300
San Bartolo Yautepec 196 661 195
San Carlos Yautepec 2,492 9,857 3,781
San Juan Juquila Mixes 227 3,557 3,094
San Juan Lajarcia 161 674 19
San Pedro Mártir Quiechapa 64 722 36
Santa Ana Tavela 82 1,012 6
Santa Catalina Quieri 47 992 896
Santa Catarina Quioquitani 46 439 369
Santa María Ecatepec 720 4,253 515
Santa María Quiegolani 122 1,537 1,240


  1. ^ a b c d "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Estado de Oaxaca". Retrieved 2010-07-08.