Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón

Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, formerly known as San Antonio Eloxochitlán, is a city and municipality in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is part of the Teotitlán District in the north of the Cañada Region. Approximately 96% of the inhabitants of the municipality speak the indigenous Tecóatl Mazatec.[1]

Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón
Municipality and town
Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón is located in Mexico
Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón
Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°10′35″N 96°52′30″W / 18.17639°N 96.87500°W / 18.17639; -96.87500
Country Mexico
 • Total28 km2 (11 sq mi)
 • Total4,042
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

The municipality encompasses approximately 28 km² and, as of 2005, had a population of 4,042.

The townEdit

Franciscans arrived in about 1827 and founded the town, the first in Mazatec territory to be built by outsiders.[2]

The city is best known as the birthplace of the Mexican Revolutionary journalist and activist Ricardo Flores Magón, after whom the municipality was renamed.

The municipalityEdit

As municipal seat Eloxochitlán has governing authority over the following communities:

Agua Ancha, Agua Colorada, Agua de Cuchara (Agua de Cucharón), Agua de Cueva, Agua de Máscara, Agua Escalera, Agua Iglesia, Agua Torcida, Barrio la Escopeta, Barrio Moctezuma, Camote Español, Cerro de Plaza, Colonia las Flores, Corral, El Cimiento, El Maguey, La Raya San Pedro, La Tranca, Peña Colorada, Plan de Cebolla (Cebollín), Puente de Fierro, Puerto Rosete, Rincón de las Flores (Rincón Brujo), and San José Buenavista


  1. ^ http://www.sil.org/americas/mexico/popoloca/mazateca-eloxochitlan/00i-MazatecoEloxochitlan-maa.htm
  2. ^ "Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. State of Oaxaca / Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-04-28.

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Coordinates: 18°10′35″N 96°52′30″W / 18.17639°N 96.87500°W / 18.17639; -96.87500