UNIVERSIDAD DE OCCIDENTE<br />Unidad Culiacán<br />“EXPOSITION”<br />English, Level IV<br />STUDENT:<br />Gabriela López García<br />TEACHER:<br />Aaron Solano<br />Culiacán, Rosales; October 1st 2010.<br />
"OAXACA"<br />Oaxaca is located in the South-east of Mexican Republic. It borders to the north with the states of Veracruz and Puebla, to the east with Chiapas, to the west with Guerrero and to the south with Pacific Ocean. <br />
<ul><li>Oaxaca comes of nahuatlHuaxyacac, it means “in the top of the huajes”.
It is integrated of 30 districts; the total population is 3.3 millions of inhabitants.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Oaxaca is one of the most mountainous states of the country, there are located The Saw Oriental Mother, The Saw Mother of South and The Crossed Saw.
Its climate is varied, while the mountains are characterized by low temperatures, the region of Istmo and the coast are characterized by hot temperatures.</li></li></ul><li>The principal economic activity is the agriculture. In the state is cultivated the cane of sugar, lemon, orange, barley, avocado, pineapple, rice, corn, watermelon, maguey and tobacco.<br />
The most important cities of Oaxaca are: Ixtepec City, Oaxaca of Juarez, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec and Juchitán of Zaragoza.<br />
Some cultural influences <br />of Oaxaca are: <br />-- Olmeca<br />-- Teotihuacana<br />-- Tolteca<br />-- Maya <br />-- Mexica<br /><ul><li>Oaxaca has some archaeological sites, for example: Monte Alban, Mitla and Tlaxiaco.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>The traditional foodsare the tamales, mole, mescal, chileatole, grasshoppers, tlayudas, bread of bud and cheese.</li></li></ul><li>The littoral oaxaqueñohas extraordinary bays, for example: we can visit Huatulco and Santa Cruz, also it has calm beaches as Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Sacrifices.<br />
<ul><li>This state is famous by its handcrafted products, example: alebrijes, the goldwork and indigenous textiles.</li></li></ul><li>The presidents Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz and the artist Rufino Tamayoborn in Oaxaca. They were and still are important people for the country.<br />
Another thing that does to Oaxaca an interesting city is “the Guelaguetza”,a performance of dancing and music of 7 traditional groups of the region.<br />
Definitively, Oaxaca is a good place for going to vacation and know about its culture.<br />