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LA MIXTECA is a cultural, economic and political region in Western Oaxaca
Oaxaca
and neighboring portions of Puebla
Puebla
, Guerrero
Guerrero
in south-central Mexico
Mexico
, which refers to the home of the Mixtec people
Mixtec people
. Two-thirds of all Mixtecs live in the region, and the entire national population of Mixtecs in Mexico
Mexico
was 500,000 in 1999.

The region covers some 40,000 km² where two of the country's mountain ranges, the Neo-Volcanic Belt and Sierra Madre del Sur
Sierra Madre del Sur
, converge.

GEOGRAPHY

La Mixteca
La Mixteca
is a country of great contrasts. The Sierra Madre del Sur and the Neo-Volcanic Belt mark its northern limits. To the east, it is defined by the Cuicatlán Ravine and the Central Valleys of Oaxaca
Oaxaca
. To the west, the Mixteca region is adjacent to the valleys of Morelos and the central portion of Guerrero
Guerrero
. To the south lies 200 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. Because of the presence of the major mountains of the Sierra Mixteca
Sierra Mixteca
, communications with the rest of the country are difficult. The region tends to be remote, poor, and little-visited.

The region is conventionally divided into three separate areas, defined by the prevailing height of the terrain. The Sierra Mixteca, near Nativitas Monte Verde, in Oaxaca
Oaxaca

* Mixteca Baja ("Low Mixteca"): northwest Oaxaca
Oaxaca
and southwest Puebla. * Mixteca Alta ("High Mixteca"): northeast Guerrero
Guerrero
and western Oaxaca. * Mixteca de la Costa ("Coastal Mixteca"): the area also known as the Costa Chica , the remote Pacific coastline of eastern Guerrero
Guerrero
and western Oaxaca
Oaxaca
, home to Mixteca, Amuzgo , and Afro-Mexicans

REFERENCES

* ^ "Mixtec.org - About". Latin American Studies Department. San Diego State University. Retrieved 30 May 2017. * ^ Vaughn, Bobby. "Mexico\'s Black heritage: the Costa Chica of Guerrero
Guerrero
and Oaxaca". Mexconnect. Retrieved 30 May 2017. * ^ Okeowo, Alexis (28 June 2009). "African Roots Still Run Deep For Blacks on Mexican Coast". Washington Post. Retrieved 30 May 2017.

SEE ALSO

* Achiutla * Mixteca Alta Formative Project * Technological University of the Mixteca

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Oaxaca
Oaxaca
, Mexico
Mexico

STATE CAPITAL

* Oaxaca
Oaxaca
( Oaxaca
Oaxaca
de Juárez)

GOVERNOR

* Alejandro Murat Hinojosa

MAJOR TOPICS

* History * Economy * Demographics

MAJOR COMMUNITIES

* Huajuapan de León * Juchitán de Zaragoza * Oaxaca
Oaxaca
( Oaxaca
Oaxaca
de Juárez) * Puerto Escondido * Salina Cruz * San Pedro Pochutla * San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán * San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec * Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán * Santa Lucía del Camino * Santa María Asunción Tlaxiaco * Pinotepa Nacional * Tehuantepec
Tehuantepec
(Santo Domingo Tehuantepec)

ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS

* Mixteca Region * Istmo Region * Cañada Region * Papaloapan Region * Sierra Norte Region * Valles Centrales Region * Sierra Sur Region * Costa Region

GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS

* La Mixteca * Selva Zoque * Sierra Juárez * Oaxaca
Oaxaca
Valley

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

* Cerro de las Minas * Dainzú * Etlatongo * Guiengola * Lambityeco * Mitla * Monte Albán * Ndaxagua * San José Mogote * Yagul * Yucuita * Zaachila

See also Municipalities of Oaxaca
Oaxaca

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State of Guerrero
Guerrero

Chilpancingo (capital)

Municipalities/ (seats)

* Acapulco
Acapulco
de Juárez ( Acapulco
Acapulco
) * Acatepec ( Acatepec ) * Ajuchitlán del Progreso ( Ajuchitlán ) * Ahuacuotzingo ( Ahuacuotzingo ) * Alcozauca de Guerrero
Guerrero
(Alcozauca de Guerrero
Guerrero
) * Alpoyeca ( Alpoyeca ) * Apaxtla ( Apaxtla de Castrejón ) * Arcelia ( Arcelia ) * Atenango del Río ( Atenango del Río ) * Atlamajalcingo del Monte ( Atlamajalcingo del Monte ) * Atlixtac ( Atlixtac ) * Atoyac de Álvarez ( Atoyac de Álvarez ) * Ayutla de los Libres ( Ayutla de los Libres ) * Azoyú ( Azoyú ) * Benito Juárez ( San Jerónimo de Juárez ) * Buenavista de Cuéllar ( Buenavista de Cuéllar ) * Chilapa de Álvarez ( Chilapa de Álvarez ) * Chilpancingo de los Bravo ( Chilpancingo de los Bravo ) * Coahuayutla de José María Izazaga (Coahuayutla de Guerrero
Guerrero
) * Cochoapa el Grande ( Cochoapa el Grande ) * Cocula (Cocula ) * Copala (Copala ) * Copalillo ( Copalillo ) * Copanatoyac ( Copanatoyac ) * Coyuca de Benítez ( Coyuca de Benítez ) * Coyuca de Catalán ( Coyuca de Catalán ) * Cuajinicuilapa ( Cuajinicuilapa ) * Cualac (Cualac ) * Cuautepec ( Cuautepec ) * Cuetzala del Progreso ( Cuetzala del Progreso ) * Cutzamala de Pinzón ( Cutzamala de Pinzón ) * Eduardo Neri ( Zumpango del Río ) * Florencio Villarreal ( Cruz Grande ) * General Canuto A. Neri ( Acapetlahuaya ) * General Heliodoro Castillo ( Tlacotepec ) * Huamuxtitlán ( Huamuxtitlán ) * Huitzuco de los Figueroa ( Huitzuco ) * Iguala de la Independencia ( Iguala de la Independencia ) * Igualapa ( Igualapa ) * Ixcateopan de Cuauhtémoc ( Ixcateopan de Cuauhtémoc ) * Iliatenco ( Iliatenco ) * José Joaquín de Herrera ( Hueycantenango ) * Juan R. Escudero ( Tierra Colorada ) * Juchitán (Juchitán ) * La Unión de Isidoro Montes de Oca (La Unión ) * Leonardo Bravo ( Chichihualco ) * Malinaltepec ( Malinaltepec ) * Marquelia ( Marquelia ) * Mártir de Cuilapán ( Apango ) * Metlatónoc ( Metlatónoc ) * Mochitlán ( Mochitlán ) * Olinalá ( Olinalá ) * Ometepec ( Ometepec ) * Pedro Ascencio Alquisiras ( Ixcapuzalco ) * Petatlán ( Petatlán ) * Pilcaya ( Pilcaya ) * Pungarabato (Ciudad Altamirano ) * Quechultenango ( Quechultenango ) * San Luis Acatlán ( San Luis Acatlán ) * San Marcos (San Marcos ) * San Miguel Totolapan ( San Miguel Totolapan ) * Taxco de Alarcón ( Taxco de Alarcón ) * Tecoanapa ( Tecoanapa ) * Tecpán de Galeana (Tecpán de Galeana ) * Teloloapan ( Teloloapan ) * Tepecoacuilco de Trujano ( Tepecoacuilco de Trujano ) * Tetipac ( Tetipac ) * Tixtla de Guerrero
Guerrero
(Tixtla de Guerrero
Guerrero
) * Tlacoachistlahuaca ( Tlacoachistlahuaca ) * Tlacoapa ( Tlacoapa ) * Tlalchapa ( Tlalchapa ) * Tlalixtaquilla de Maldonado ( Tlalixtaquilla ) * Tlapa de Comonfort ( Tlapa de Comonfort ) * Tlapehuala ( Tlapehuala ) * Xalpatlahuac ( Xalpatlahuac ) * Xochihuehuetlan ( Xochihuehuetlan ) * Xochistlahuaca ( Xochistlahuaca ) * Zapotitlán Tablas ( Zapotitlán Tablas ) * Zihuatanejo de Azueta ( Zihuatanejo ) * Zirándaro ( Zirándaro de los Chávez ) * Zitlala ( Zitlala )

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State of Puebla
Puebla

Puebla
Puebla
(capital)

Municipalities/ towns

* Acajete * Acateno * Acatzingo * Acteopan * Ahuacatlán * Ahuatlán * Ahuazotepec * Ahuehuetitla * Ajalpan * Albino Zertuche * Aljojuca * Altepexi * Amixtlán * Amozoc * Aquixtla * Atempan * Atexcal * Atlequizayan * Atlixco
Atlixco
* Atoyatempan * Atzala * Atzitzihuacán * Atzitzintla * Axutla * Ayotoxco de Guerrero
Guerrero
* Calpan * Caltepec * Camocuautla * Cañada Morelos
Morelos
* Caxhuacan * Coatepec * Coatzingo * Cohetzala * Cohuecán * Coronango * Coxcatlán * Coyomeapan * Coyotepec * Cuapiaxtla de Madero * Cuautempan * Cuautinchán * Cuautlancingo * Cuayuca de Andrade * Cuetzalan del Progreso * Cuyoaco * Chalchicomula de Sesma * Chapulco * Chiautla de Tapia * Chiautzingo * Chiconcuautla * Chichiquila * Chietla * Chigmecatitlan * Chignahuapan * Chignautla * Chila * Chila de la Sal * Chilchotla * Chinantla * Domingo Arenas * Eloxochitlán * Epatlán * Esperanza * Francisco Z. Mena * General Felipe Angeles * Guadalupe * Guadalupe Victoria * Hermenegildo Galeana * Honey * Huaquechula * Huatlatlauca * Huauchinango * Huehuetla * Huehuetlán el Chico * Huehuetlán el Grande * Huejotzingo * Hueyapan * Hueytamalco * Hueytlalpan * Huitzilan de Serdán * Huitziltepec * Ixcamilpa de Guerrero
Guerrero
* Ixcaquixtla * Ixtacamaxtitlán * Ixtepec * Izúcar de Matamoros * Jalpan * Jolalpan * Jonotla * Jopala * Juan C. Bonilla * Juan Galindo * Juan N. Méndez * Lafragua * Libres * Magdalena Tlatlauquitepec, La * Mazapiltepec de Juárez * Mixtla * Molcaxac * Naupan * Nauzontla * Nealtican * Nicolás Bravo * Nopalucan * Ocotepec * Ocoyucan * Olintla * Oriental * Pahuatlán * Palmar de Bravo * Pantepec * Petlalcingo * Piaxtla * Puebla
Puebla
* Quecholac * Quimixtlán * Rafael Lara Grajales * Reyes de Juárez, Los * San Andrés Cholula * San Antonio Cañada * San Diego la Meza Tochimiltzingo * San Felipe Teotlalcingo * San Felipe Tepatlán * San Gabriel Chilac * San Gregorio Atzompa * San Jerónimo Tecuanipan * San Jerónimo Xayacatlán * San José Chiapa * San José Miahuatlán * San Juan Atenco * San Juan Atzompa * San Martín Texmelucan * San Martín Totoltepec * San Matías Tlalancaleca * San Miguel Ixitlán * San Miguel Xoxtla * San Nicolás Buenos Aires * San Nicolás de Los Ranchos * San Pablo Anicano * San Pedro Cholula * San Pedro Yeloixtlahuaca * San Salvador el Seco * San Salvador el Verde * San Salvador Huixcolotla * San Sebastián Tlacotepec * Santa Catarina Tlaltempan * Santa Inés Ahuatempan * Santa Isabel Cholula * Santiago Miahuatlán * Santo Tomás Hueyotlipan * Soltepec * Tecali de Herrera * Tecamachalco * Tecomatlán * Tehuacán * Tehuitzingo * Tenampulco * Teopantlán * Teotlalco * Tepanco de López * Tepango de Rodríguez * Tepatlaxco de Hidalgo * Tepeaca * Tepemaxalco * Tepeojuma * Tepetzintla * Tepexco * Tepexi de Rodríguez * Tepeyahualco * Tepeyahualco de Cuauhtémoc * Tetela de Ocampo * Teteles de Ávila Castillo * Teziutlán * Tianguismanalco * Tilapa * Tlacotepec de Benito Juárez * Tlacuilotepec * Tlachichuca * Tlahuapan * Tlaltenango * Tlanepantla * Tlaola * Tlapacoya * Tlapanalá * Tlatlauquitepec * Tlaxco * Tochimilco * Tochtepec * Totoltepec de Guerrero
Guerrero
* Tulcingo * Tuzamapan de Galeana * Tzicatlacoyan * Venustiano Carranza * Vicente Guerrero
Guerrero
* Xayacatlán de Bravo * Xicotepec * Xicotlán * Xiutetelco * Xochiapulco * Xochiltepec * Xochitlán de Vicente Suárez * Xochitlán Todos Santos * Yaonáhuac * Yehualtepec * Zacapala * Zacapoaxtla * Zacatlán * Zapotitlán * Zapotitlán de Méndez * Zaragoza * Zautla * Zihuateutla * Zinacatepec * Zongozotla * Zoquiapan * Zoquitlán

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