San José del Progreso

San José del Progreso is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 66.34 km². It is part of the Ocotlán District in the south of the Valles Centrales Region

San José del Progreso
Municipality and town
San José del Progreso is located in Mexico
San José del Progreso
San José del Progreso
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°41′N 96°41′W / 16.683°N 96.683°W / 16.683; -96.683Coordinates: 16°41′N 96°41′W / 16.683°N 96.683°W / 16.683; -96.683
Country Mexico
StateOaxaca
Area
 • Total66.34 km2 (25.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total6,164
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 6164.[1]

A significant silver mine owned by Fortuna Silver Mines, a Canadian company, is located in the municipality.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San José del Progreso". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved June 12, 2009.
  2. ^ "Blood on the Silver: The High Cost of Mining Concessions in Oaxaca". NACLA. Retrieved 2018-03-09.