Arriaga, Chiapas

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Municipality of Arriaga in Chiapas
Municipality of Arriaga in Chiapas
Arriaga is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°14′6″N 93°53′44″W / 16.23500°N 93.89556°W / 16.23500; -93.89556Coordinates: 16°14′6″N 93°53′44″W / 16.23500°N 93.89556°W / 16.23500; -93.89556
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
 • Total 653.3 km2 (252.2 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 40,042

Arriaga is a city and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 653.3 km² and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the neighbouring state of Oaxaca, as well as by the Chiapas municipalities of Cintalapa, Jiquipilas, Villaflores and Tonalá.

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 40,042,[1] up from 34,032 in 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the city of Arriaga had a population of 24,447.[1] Other than the city of Arriaga, the municipality had 464 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Emiliano Zapata (3,353), classified as urban, and Azteca (La Punta) (1,829), La Gloria (1,801), La Línea (1,452), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1,172), classified as rural.[1]

The name of the city honours Ponciano Arriaga, the name given to it upon creation of the municipality on 28 May 1910. It was given city status on 1 December 1943.


  1. ^ a b c "Arriaga". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México". INAFED. Retrieved 2008-07-25.