Magdalena Mixtepec

Magdalena Mixtepec is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 11.48 km². It is part of the Zimatlán District in the west of the Valles Centrales Region

Magdalena Mixtepec
Municipality and town
Magdalena Mixtepec is located in Mexico
Magdalena Mixtepec
Magdalena Mixtepec
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°54′N 96°54′W / 16.900°N 96.900°W / 16.900; -96.900Coordinates: 16°54′N 96°54′W / 16.900°N 96.900°W / 16.900; -96.900
Country Mexico
 • Total11.48 km2 (4.43 sq mi)
 • Total1,101
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

A civil congregation existed in the town around the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries.[1] The town was previously known as Magdalena Tepex Zimatlán, but was renamed as the parish of Santa Cruz de Mixtepec.[2]

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 1101.[3] There are a handful of the near-extinct Asunción Mixtepec Zapotec language speakers remaining in the town.[4]


  1. ^ William B. Taylor (1972). Landlord and Peasant in Colonial Oaxaca. Stanford University Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-8047-0796-1.
  2. ^ Los Municipios de Oaxaca. Secretaría de Gobernación. 1988. p. 267.
  3. ^ "Magdalena Mixtepec". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on December 11, 2004. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  4. ^ Mark A. Sicoli; University of Michigan (2007). Tono: A linguistic ethnography of tone and voice in a Zapotec region. University of Michigan. p. 41.