Ejutla de Crespo

Ejutla de Crespo is a city and a municipality of the same name, in the central valleys of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is part of the Ejutla District in the south of the Valles Centrales Region.

Ejutla de crespo
Municipality
Heroica Ciudad de Ejutla de Crespo
Nickname(s): 
Ejutla
Ejutla de crespo is located in Mexico
Ejutla de crespo
Ejutla de crespo
Coordinates: 16°34′02″N 96°43′51″W / 16.56722°N 96.73083°W / 16.56722; -96.73083Coordinates: 16°34′02″N 96°43′51″W / 16.56722°N 96.73083°W / 16.56722; -96.73083
Country Mexico
StateOaxaca
Founded524
Elevation
(of seat)
1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Population
 (2005) Municipality
 • Total17,232
 • Seat
7,460
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (US Central))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
Postal code (of seat)
71500

"Ejutla" is from the Nahuatl exotl and tla, meaning "place of abundant green beans"; "Crespo" is for Fr. Manuel Sabino Crespo, who fought alongside Morelos in the War of Independence and was executed on 19 October 1815 and in whose memory the State Congress decreed a change in the name from Villa de Ejutla to Heroica Ciudad de Ejutla de Crespo on 11 December 1885.[1]

The townEdit

The settlement was founded in 524 by the Zapotecs under Meneyadia.[1]

The municipalityEdit

As municipal seat, Ejutla has governing jurisdiction over the following communities:

Agua Rica, Ampliación del Progreso, Barranca Larga, Barrio Chino, Cerro Yaniche, El Arrogante Justo Benítez, El Cabrito, El Cerro de las Huertas, El Palenque, El Progreso (Barrio de Coapa), El Puente, El Saúz, El Tortuguero, El Vergel, Guelaxico, Hacienda Vieja, Higo Mocho (Piedra Cuache), La Capilla, La Cieneguilla, La Ermita, La Escalera, La Lobera, La Noria, La Noria de Ortiz, Los Ocotes, Monte del Toro, Nuevo Venustiano Carranza, Rancho Brujo (El Brujo), Rancho Nogal (Los Jarquines), Rinconada de San Diego, San Joaquín, San Juan Coatecas Bajas, San Juan Logolava, San Matías Chilazoa, Santa Cruz Nexila, Santa Marta Chichihualtepec, and Yegoseve

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de Mexico Estado de Oaxaca Heroica Ciudad de Ejutla de Crespo". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18.

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