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 (2005)
 • Total 52,168
Website www.fronteracomalapa.chiapas.gob.mx

Frontera Comalapa is a town and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 52,168.[1] It covers an area of 717.90 km².

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Pre-Columbian cemetery discovered in southern Mexico". BNO News. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012.