Frontera Comalapa

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Frontera Comalapa
Municipality
Municipality of Frontera Comalapa in Chiapas
Municipality of Frontera Comalapa in Chiapas
Frontera Comalapa is located in Mexico
Frontera Comalapa
Frontera Comalapa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°39′N 92°9′W / 15.650°N 92.150°W / 15.650; -92.150Coordinates: 15°39′N 92°9′W / 15.650°N 92.150°W / 15.650; -92.150
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 277.18 sq mi (717.90 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 67,012
Website www.fronteracomalapa.chiapas.gob.mx

Frontera Comalapa is a city and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 717.90 km².

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 67,012,[1] up from 52,168 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the city of Frontera Comalapa had a population of 18,704.[1] Other than the city of Frontera Comalapa, the municipality had 291 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Paso Hondo (3,654), classified as urban, and Ciudad Cuauhtémoc (2,325), Verapaz (2,237), Doctor Rodulfo Figueroa (Tierra Blanca) (2,218), Nueva Independencia (Lajerío) (2,001), Sabinalito (1,808), Joaquín Miguel Gutiérrez (Quespala) (1,701), San Caralampio (1,604), Agua Zarca (1,495), Nueva Libertad (1,329), El Triunfo de las Tres Maravillas (1,300), Monte Redondo (1,183), Guadalupe Grijalva (1,034), Sinaloa (1,020), and El Portal (1,002), classified as rural.[1]

History[edit]

In March 2012, authorities discovered the remains of at least 167 people in a cave at a ranch in Frontera Comalapa. A subsequent investigation revealed the remains date back to the pre-Columbian era, between 700 and 1200. There were no obvious signs of violence, and officials believe the cave was previously used as a cemetery. A number of clay works were also recovered.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Frontera Comalapa". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Frontera Comalapa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal / Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved July 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pre-Columbian cemetery discovered in southern Mexico". BNO News. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.