Chenalhó

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Chenalhó
Municipality
Municipality of Chenalhó in Chiapas
Municipality of Chenalhó in Chiapas
Chenalhó is located in Mexico
Chenalhó
Chenalhó
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°53′N 92°38′W / 16.883°N 92.633°W / 16.883; -92.633Coordinates: 16°53′N 92°38′W / 16.883°N 92.633°W / 16.883; -92.633
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 113 km2 (44 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 36,111

Chenalhó is a town and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 113 km².

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 36,111,[1] up from 27,331 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the town of Chenalhó had a population of 3,143.[1] Other than the town of Chenalhó, the municipality had 123 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Tzeltal (2,068), Belisario Domínguez (1,526), Yibeljoj (1,286), Puebla (1,245), and Miguel Utrilla (Los Chorros) (1,113), classified as rural.[1]

The Acteal Massacre of 22 December 1997 occurred in the municipality of Chenalhó.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chenalhó". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chenalhó". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal / Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved 2008-07-25.