San Mateo del Mar

San Mateo del Mar is a coastal toun an municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. It is the lairgest o fower Huave touns in the region, the ithers bein San Dionisio del Mar, San Francisco del Mar an Santa María del Mar.

San Mateo del Mar
Municipality and town
San Mateo del Mar is located in Mexico
San Mateo del Mar
San Mateo del Mar
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°12′N 94°59′W / 16.200°N 94.983°W / 16.200; -94.983Coordinates: 16°12′N 94°59′W / 16.200°N 94.983°W / 16.200; -94.983
Country Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total75.2 km2 (29.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)[1]
 • Total12,667
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

As o 2005, the municipality haed a total population o 12,667.[2]

GeografieEedit

The total aurie o the municipality is 75.2 km².[1] It is locatit on the shores o the Paceefic Ocean.

ClimateEedit

San Mateo del Mar haes a wairm climate, wi rainfaw in simmer an early hairst.[1]

WildlifeEedit

Flora include Pochote, Mesquite an Tepehuaje.[1] Fauna include wild boar, coyote, badger, rabbit, armadillo, chachalaca an buzzard.[1]

HistoryEedit

San Mateo del Mar wis foondit in 1606.[1]

DemografieEedit

The population o San Mateo del Mar, accordin tae the 2005 Census, is 12,667.[1] Thare are 2,352 dwellins.[1]

LeidEedit

Amaist aw o the toun's population speak a dialect o the Huave leid. Accordin tae a 1990 census, 1,800 o these Huave speakers are monolingual.[3]

ReleegionEedit

The predominant releegion in San Mateo del Mar is Christianity, includin baith Catholic an evangelical adherents.[1]

The first kirk biggin in San Mateo del Mar wis constructit unner the superveesion o Spainyie priests atween 1591 an 1620.[4] Accordin tae local legend, fower men wut buriet alive at each corner o the kirk's foondation as it wis built.[4]

Local facilitiesEedit

UtilitiesEedit

Ninety percent o the toun haes immediate access tae drinkin watter.[1]

EducationEedit

The municipality haes 3 kindergartens, 2 primar schuils an 1 heich schuil.[1]

Halth careEedit

Thare are fower medical centres in San Mateo del Mar.[1]

Sport an recreationEedit

The toun haes basketbaw, basebaw an volleybaw facilities.[1]

Places o interestEedit

San Mateo del Mar haes a museum wi exhibitions aboot Huave cultur, locatit at 'La Casa del Pueblo' (Fowk's Hoose).[5]

EconomyEedit

The main economic activities o San Mateo are commercial fishin an agricultur. Shrimp is the maist common seafuid export, an bass an bream are acommercially fished an aw.[1] In terms o agricultur, residents grow crops such as corn an vegetables, an breed cattle, pigs an goats.[1]

In addeetion, some o the tounsfowk mak crafts.<Encyclopedia/> Tradeetional crafts include basket-makkin, pottery an yirdenware.<encyclopedia/>

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spainyie). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2009. Archived frae the original on 10 November 2011. Retrieved 30 Juin 2011.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "San Mateo del Mar". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 12 Juin 2009.
  3. "Huave, San Mateo del Mar". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Sixteenth edition. SIL International. Retrieved 30 Juin 2011.
  4. a b Warkentin, Fishers of Men (1997), p. 13.
  5. "Sea Beach Tileme". oaxaca.travel. Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development of the State of Oaxaca. Retrieved 1 Julie 2011.