Pahuatlán

What is Pahuatlán known for?


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date 15 February 2012 accessdate February 23, 2012 language Spanish trans_title Traditional Carnival in Pahutalán begina Pahuatlán major festival is during Holy Week, which attracted an estimated 8,000 people in 2008. Religious events are complimented by the annual Festival Cultural de la Sierra which sponsors plays art exhibits and more. Another important


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date 15 February 2012 accessdate February 23, 2012 language Spanish trans_title Traditional Carnival in Pahutalán begina Pahuatlán major festival is during Holy Week, which attracted an estimated 8,000 people in 2008. Religious events are complimented by the annual Festival Cultural de la Sierra which sponsors plays art exhibits and more. Another important


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;ref name "finsemana" The historic center of the town is its main plaza, which serves as a tianguis market on Sundays, selling handcrafts such as rebozos, other textiles, fresh flowers, ceramics, leather goods

and more, mostly from the surrounding rural communities. This plaza is surrounded by the main civic and religious structures of the area, such as the municipal palace. The main monumental structure in the municipality is the Santiago Apóstol parish from the 16th century. The patron saint of the municipality is the Apostle James the Great (James, son of Zebedee), whose feast day is celebrated on 25 June here with masses

, processions, fireworks and traditional dance including the Voladores (Danza de los Voladores). thumb left View of the parish church (File:SantiagoApostolPahuatlan01.JPG) The Casa de Cultura has paintings and literature related to the municipality. The main handcrafts store is the Casa del Amate (House of Amate Paper (Amate)) located on the main road heading towards the town center. In addition to selling the local


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Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


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to the United States for employment. This has left the area with mostly women. The economic recession of 2009 in the United States had a significant negative impact in the area with remittances sent back cut. Although the area is not well-known


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outfits and wood masks who dance in the streets accompanied by live or recorded music. These are known as the “Huehues of Pahuatlán.” The municipality supports the annual event in several ways including workshops for the making and improving of costumes and masks.


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"encmuc" In February, the community of Cuauneutla celebrates its patron, the Señor de la Agonía (Lord of Agony) with cultural, religious, sporting and social events. Xolotla is located about 14 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 2,400 people. Its main economic activity is embroidery and other handcrafts. Atla is located about ten km from the municipal seat with a population of about 1,700 people. Its main economic activity is agriculture, especially the growing of coffee along with some handcrafts. Tlalcruz de Libres is located about 12 km from the municipal seat with a population of just over 1,000 people. Its main economic activity is agriculture, especially the growing of coffee. Zoyatla de Guerrero is located about twelve km from the municipal seat with a population of under 1000. Its main economic activity is the growing of coffee. Atlantongo is located about 18 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 680. Its main economic activity is the growing of chili peppers along with crafts. Pahuatlán’s main hospital is located down in the valley area near the river. It was opened in 2000, replacing a clinic built in 1970. It has a capacity of twelve beds and an emergency room. Flooding and shifting earth has damaged the structures with noticeable cracks in its walls. Much of the damage occurred in 2006 and 2007 as a result of Hurricanes Dean (Hurricane Dean) and Karl (Hurricane Karl (2010)). Category:Municipalities of Puebla Category:Populated places in Puebla Category:Pueblos Mágicos San Pablito While amate is made in a few small villages in northern Puebla, northern Veracruz and southern Hidalgo state (Hidalgo (state)), only San Pablito in Puebla (San Pablito, Puebla) manufactures the paper commercially. San Pablito is a village in the municipality of Pahuatlán located in the Sierra Norte de Puebla. Tulancingo, Hidalgo is the closest urban center. The area is very mountainous and the village itself is on the side of a mountain called the Cerro del Brujo. The making of the paper is the primary economic activity of the community and has alleviated poverty in the village. Before the villagers only had very small houses made of wood, but now they have much larger houses made of block. The paper makers here guard the process greatly and will sever contact with anyone seeking to replicate their work. López Binnqüist, page 148 In addition to providing income to the paper makers themselves the craft has been employing an increasing number of people to harvest bark, over an area which now extends over 1,500km2 in the Sierra Norte de Puebla region. López Binnqüist, pages 2-7 The village manufactures large quantities of paper, still using mostly pre-Hispanic technology and various tree species for raw material. About half of this paper production is still sold to Nahua painters in Guerrero. López Binnqüist, page 10


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Madre Oriental pine-oak forests ecoregion. The lower elevations generally have only shrubs and other low growing vegetation. One major forest area is the perennial rainforest on the edges of the San Marcos River. Where natural vegetation still exists, wildlife such as deer, rabbits and opossum along with various bird and reptiles species are found. There are caves at Angeles Tlacuilotepec, El Saltillo and Cazones, with cave paintings in the area


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accessdate February 23, 2012 Together, the communities form an area of 80.37km2, nestled in the far northwest of the state of Puebla, bordering the Sierra Otomí-Tepahua mountains of Hidalgo. The municipality borders the municipalities of Tlacuilotepec (Tlacuilotepec (municipality)), Naupan (Naupan (municipality)) and Honey (Honey (municipality)), bordering the state of Hidalgo on the north, south and west. ref name "encmuc" >

, winding with a number of steep drops. The two largest river basins are those of the Cazones and Tuxpan rivers with the principle water flows being the Mamiquetla, the Cuarco, Los Marías, Trinidad, Honey, Alcalman, Pahuatitla and Chixtla. Several of these eventually form the San Marcos, the main tributary of the Cazones. Most of the municipality’s natural vegetation ecosystems have been eliminated. Some forests at the highest elevations remain, of the Sierra


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It is located thirteen km from the municipal seat with a population of just over 700. Its main economic activity is the production of coffee. In February, the community of Cuauneutla celebrates its patron, the Señor de la Agonía (Lord of Agony) with cultural, religious, sporting and social events. Xolotla is located about 14 km from the municipal seat with a population of about 2,400 people. Its main economic activity is embroidery and other handcrafts. Atla is located about ten km from the municipal seat with a population of about 1,700 people. Its main economic activity is agriculture, especially the growing of coffee along with some handcrafts. Tlalcruz de Libres is located about 12&

Pahuatlán

'''Pahuatlán''', officially '''Pahuatlán del Valle''', is a town and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the northwest of the state of Puebla in central Mexico. The municipality is part of the Sierra Norte region (Sierra Norte de Puebla) of the state, a steep mountainous area which receive significant moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, and borders the states of Hidalgo (Hidalgo (state)) and Veracruz.

The town was founded by the Augustinians (Augustinian order) when they built a small monastery here in 1532, with the area divided among ethnic Nahuas (Nahua peoples) and Otomis (Otomi people), both of which can still be found here today. Culturally, the municipality is best known for the amate bark paper (amate) which is produced by the Otomis of the San Pablito community.

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