San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz
Municipality and town
|o Total||154.38 km2 (59.61 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
San Felipe Jalapa de Díaz is a town, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is some 50 km west of Tuxtepec, and is part of the Tuxtepec District of the Papaloapan Region.
The municipality is at an altitude of 140 meters above sea level, and covers 154.38 km2, located on the left bank of the Santo Domingo river. The climate is hot, averaging 24.7°C year round, with rainfall in the months of June, July, August, September and October. Forested areas contain fig, avocado, mahogany, oak, cedar, limaloe, palm and ceiba hormiguillo. Wildlife includes deer, brocket deer, jaguar, white-tailed deer, gray fox, porcupine, armadillo and raccoon.
The main economic activity is agriculture, with crops that include large-scale coffee, corn, beans, sugar cane, medicinal plants and fodder. Some of the people keep cattle, goats and pigs. Some engage in hunting and fishing for their own consumption. Weaving at home is another occupation.
As of 2005, the municipality had 5,035 households with a total population of 25,395, of which 20,654 spoke an indigenous language. The municipality includes the following communities: