Sabanilla

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Sabanilla
Municipality
Sabanilla is located in Mexico
Sabanilla
Sabanilla
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°17′N 92°33′W / 17.283°N 92.550°W / 17.283; -92.550Coordinates: 17°17′N 92°33′W / 17.283°N 92.550°W / 17.283; -92.550
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 66.2 sq mi (171.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,187

Sabanilla is a town and one of the 119 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 25,187,[1] up from 21,156 as of 2005.[2] It covers an area of 171.4 km².

As of 2010, the town of Sabanilla had a population of 3,052.[1] Other than the town of Sabanilla, the municipality had 77 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Los Naranjos (2,348), Moyos (1,945), El Calvario (1,262), Buenavista (1,229), Majastic (1,221), El Paraíso (1,081), and Cristóbal Colón (1,000), classified as rural.[1]

History[edit]

Sabanilla was founded in 1771 by 150 migrants from the surrounding villages of Moyos and Tila. They sent a letter to the Spanish King, Carlos III, signed by the only literate person, Matheo Diaz. The priest of Moyos approved the foundation of the settlement.

References[edit]

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

Boletin del Archivo Histórico Diocesano. Vol 6, Septiembre 1997. San Cristóbal de las Casas.