Municipio of San Agustín Etla

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San Agustin Etla
Basic data
Country Mexico
State Oaxaca
Seat San Agustin Etla
surface 55.3 km²
Residents 3893 (2010)
density 70.4 inhabitants per km²
INEGI no. 20084
Presidente municipal José Luis Ramos Cruz
Palacio Municipal of San Agustín Etla
Palacio Municipal of San Agustín Etla

Coordinates: 17 ° 11 ′ 28 "  N , 96 ° 45 ′ 53"  W.

San Agustín Etla is a municipality in the Mexican state of Oaxaca . The municipality covers an area of ​​55.3 km². In 2010, 3,893 people lived in the municipality. The administrative seat and largest place in the municipality is the eponymous San Agustín Etla .

The name of the municipality is composed of San Agustín , a reverence to St. Augustine of Hippo , and Etla , which is formed from the Nahuatl terms etl 'bean' and tla 'abundance'.


The municipality of San Agustín Etla is located at an altitude between 1,600  m and 3,300  m in the east of the Etla district in the Valles Centrales region, around 16 kilometers from the city center of Oaxaca de Juarez . It belongs entirely to the physiographic province of the Sierra Madre del Sur and lies almost entirely in the catchment area of ​​the Río Atoyac . The geology of the municipality is dominated by cataclasites , the predominant soil type is the Cambisol . 60% of the municipality is forested, around 25% are used for agriculture.

The municipality of San Agustín Etla borders the municipalities of San Juan Bautista Guelache , Teococuilco de Marcos Pérez , Nuevo Zoquiápam , San Pablo Etla , Guadalupe Etla and Villa de Etla .


In the 2010 census, 3,893 people were counted in the municipality. Of these, 1.57% spoke an indigenous language and 2.72% were illiterate. 42.67% of the inhabitants of San Agustín Etlas were as labor force registered, of which 2.17% were unemployed. The predominant economic sectors were the tertiary (67.89%) and the secondary sector (24.75%).


In addition to the main town of San Agustín Etla with 3,708 inhabitants, the municipality includes six other towns, all of which have fewer than a hundred inhabitants: Colonia Azucena , Colonia Reforma , Cristo Rey , Manuel Gómez Portillo , Rancho de los Jiménez and Río Salinas .


The community policy is determined according to indigenous customary law.

Worth seeing

Centro de las Artes San Agustin

The Centro de las Artes San Agustín (CaSa), a former building of the Hilados y Tejidos La Soledad textile factory founded in 1883 , was converted into an exhibition building and opened in 2006. The building with an area of ​​around 5,700 m² contains exhibition rooms, a library, traditional graphics workshop, textile dyeing workshop, two pottery shops and an associated glass gallery. The upper floor of the center is dedicated to the performing arts.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Catálogo municipal de usos y costumbres: San Agustín Etla ( Memento of the original from May 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. site CaSa