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Oaxaca Facts

 

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Facts, Data....All About Oaxaca

 

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Capital:                      Oaxaca de Juarez

Territory:                  
95,364 Km▓

Population:               
3,438,765

Ethnic Groups:  There are 18 indigenous groups in Oaxaca: Mixtecs , Zapotecs, Amuzgos, Chatinos, Chinantecos, Chochos, Chontales, Cuicatecos, Huaves, Ixcatecos, Mazatecos, Mixes, Popolocas, Triquis, Zoques & Tacuates.

 
Altitude:                   
Oaxaca City 5,070 ft


Rainy Season :          
July-October

Origin of the Name: The name Oaxaca comes from the Nahuatl word Huaxyacac. Huax means gourd and yacac at the top...so Oaxaca means "at the top of the gourd" . Gourds or huajes as they are called in Mexico are native to the region.

Pre-Columbian Civilizations: The Zapotecs and the Mixtecs were two great pre-Hispanic civilizations that flourished in what now is the State of Oaxaca.

Archeological ZonesDainz˙ : 600 BC - 1200 AD

                                           Mitla : Flourished from 1000 AD - 1500 AD

                                           Monte Alban : 300 BC-1521 AD

                                           Yagul : 750 BC - 1500 AD

                
 

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