Salina Cruz

Salina Cruz
Municipality and town
Salina Cruz Bay.jpg
Coat o airms o Salina Cruz
Coat o airms
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Location of the municipality in Oaxaca
Country   Mexico
State Oaxaca
Area
 • Total 113.55 km2 (43.84 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 76,219
Time zone Central Staundart Time ( UTC-6)
 • Summer ( DST) Central Daylicht Time ( UTC-5)

Salina Cruz is a major seaport on the Pacific coast o the Mexican state o Oaxaca. It is the state's third-lairgest ceety an is municipal seat o the municipality o the same name. It is pairt o the Tehuantepec Destrict in the wast o the Istmo Region. The ceety haed a 2005 census population o 71,314 indwallers, while its municipality, wi an aurie o 113.55 km2 (43.84 sq mi) haed a population o 76,219, the state's fowert-lairgest municipality in population.

The port wis developit in the late 19t hunderyear due tae its location at the soothren terminus o the Ferrocarril Transístmico, which carriet freicht athort the Isthmus o Tehuantepec.

Salina Cruz in 2010

History

Salina Cruz is situatit near the mooth o the Río Tehuantepec, on the open coast o the Isthmus o Tehuantepec on the Gulf o Tehuantepec, an haes nae naitural harbour. Thare wis anerly a smaw Native veelage afore Salina Cruz wis chosen as the Paceefic terminus o the Ferrocarril Transístmico, whaurupon a modren toun wis laid oot an biggit on adjacent heicher grund an a airtificial harbour wis biggit bi the Mexican govrenment tae accommodate the expectit traffec. The new port wis opened tae traffec in 1907 an in 1909 its population wis lairgely componit o labourers. The harbour wis shapit bi the construction o twa breakwatters, the wastren 3,260 ft (990 m) an the eastren 1,900 ft (580 m) lang, which curve toward each ither at thair ooter extremities an leave a entrance 635 ft (194 m) wide. The enclosed space is dividit intae a ooter an inner harbour bi a double line o quays wide enough tae carry sax great warehooses wi electric cranes on baith sides an a nummer o railwey tracks. Connectit wi the new port wirks wis ane o the then-lairgest dry docks in the warld 610 ft (190 m) lang an 89 ft (27 m) wide, wi a deth o 28 ft (8.5 m) on its sill at law watter. The wirks wur planned tae handle an immense volume o transcontinental freicht, an afore thay wur feenished fower steamship lines haed arrangit regular caws at Salina Cruz.

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