San Francisco del Mar

San Francisco del Mar is a toun an municipality in Oaxaca in sooth-wastren Mexico. It is pairt o the Juchitán Destrict in the wast o the Istmo de Tehuantepec region.[1]

San Francisco del Mar
Municipality an toun
San Francisco del Mar is located in Mexico
San Francisco del Mar
San Francisco del Mar
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°20′N 94°31′W / 16.333°N 94.517°W / 16.333; -94.517
Kintra Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total400.61 km2 (154.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total6,874
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)

The municipality kivers an aurie o 400.61 km² at an elevation o 10 meters abuin sea level on the Paceefic coast. The climate is wairm sub humid wi simmer rains an strang winds blowin frae sooth tae north. Flora include trees an shrubs such as Guanacaste, Tepehuaje, pochote, tepescohuite, mango, lemon, tamarind an coconut. Wild fauna include coyote, Mazatec, bobcat, opossum, armadillo an pigeon.[1]

As o 2005, the municipality haed 1,517 hoosehaulds wi a total population o 6,874 o whom 926 spoke an indigenous leid.[1] The municipality is hame tae the Huave fowk, who speak a unique leid unrelatit tae ony ither.[2] The main economic activity is fishin, The fowk grow maize an aw, sorghum, sesame, wattermelon, melon, an mango, an raise some livestock. Tourists are attractit for sport fishin an for the tradeetional festival in Aprile.[1]

ReferencesEedit

  1. a b c d "San Francisco del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 14 December 2004. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.
  2. "Huaves of Oaxaca". Mexican Textiles. Retrieved 28 Julie 2010.