Benemérito de las Américas

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Benemérito de las Américas
Municipality
Municipality of Benemérito de las Américas in Chiapas
Municipality of Benemérito de las Américas in Chiapas
Benemérito de las Américas is located in Mexico
Benemérito de las Américas
Benemérito de las Américas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°31′2″N 90°39′11″W / 16.51722°N 90.65306°W / 16.51722; -90.65306Coordinates: 16°31′2″N 90°39′11″W / 16.51722°N 90.65306°W / 16.51722; -90.65306
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 378.1 sq mi (979.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,282

Benemérito de las Américas is a town and one of the 119 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 979.2 km² and borders Guatemala.

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 17,282,[1] up from 14,446 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the town of Benemérito de las Américas had a population of 7,259.[1] Other than the town of Benemérito de las Américas, the municipality had 75 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) was: Flor de Cacao (1,655), classified as rural.[1]

Geography[edit]

Situated in the Montañas del Oriente, a large part of its territory is mountainous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Benemérito de las Américas". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Benemérito de las Américas". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved July 25, 2008.