Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Frontera Hidalgo.
Not to be confused with Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán.
Ciudad Hidalgo
(formerly: Mariscal; Mariscal Suchiate; Suchiate)
City
Municipality of Suchiate in Chiapas
Municipality of Suchiate in Chiapas
Ciudad Hidalgo is located in Mexico
Ciudad Hidalgo
Ciudad Hidalgo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 14°40′45″N 92°08′59″W / 14.67917°N 92.14972°W / 14.67917; -92.14972Coordinates: 14°40′45″N 92°08′59″W / 14.67917°N 92.14972°W / 14.67917; -92.14972
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Municipality Suchiate
Founded 1882
Village status 4 July 1925
City status 24 July 1952
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,606
Postal code 30840
Area code(s) 962

Ciudad Hidalgo is a city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Suchiate. In the 2010 INEGI Census, it reported a population of 14,606 inhabitants.[1] It is the southernmost municipal seat in Mexico, and its municipality is also the southernmost in Mexico.

It is the main crossing point on the international border with Guatemala. The Puente Rodolfo Robles [2] over the Río Suchiate joins it with the Guatemalan city of Ciudad Tecún Umán in the municipality of Ayutla, San Marcos department. There is also a railway bridge.

History[edit]

Ciudad Hidalgo was founded in 1882 by a group of settlers from Ayutla, San Marcos, who did not wish to remain on the Guatemalan side of the border following adoption of the border treaty of 27 September 1882 between the nations. The new settlement arose on what had been a hacienda called Los Cerros; it was known as either Suchiate, after the Río Suchiate, or Ignacio Mariscal, after a local landowner. On 4 July 1925 Suchiate was given village (pueblo) status and the municipality of Suchiate was formed. On 24 July 1952, under Governor Francisco J. Grajales, the town of Suchiate was given city status and its name changed to Ciudad Hidalgo, in honour of Fr. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
  2. ^ Dr. Rodolpho Robles Bridge
  3. ^ INAFED. "Suchiate". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Retrieved 2008-11-02.