Villa Díaz Ordaz

Villa Díaz Ordaz is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of km². It is part of the Tlacolula District in the east of the Valles Centrales Region.The name of the town was formally called Santo Domingo del Valle

Villa Díaz Ordaz
Municipality and town
Villa Díaz Ordaz is located in Mexico
Villa Díaz Ordaz
Villa Díaz Ordaz
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°58′N 96°27′W / 16.967°N 96.450°W / 16.967; -96.450Coordinates: 16°58′N 96°27′W / 16.967°N 96.450°W / 16.967; -96.450
Country Mexico
StateOaxaca
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 5859.[1]

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The community's church, Santo Domingo Díaz Ordaz, was built in 1526 and is noted for a number of santos, traditional statues of Roman Catholic saints. Some can be dated to the sixteenth century but are still preserved and in use by local citizens, who provide them with flowers and sometimes even with modern dolls as adjuncts, as in the image on the left.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "-". 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.
  2. ^ Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Santo Domingo Díaz Ordaz. Retrieved 2012-04-13.