|• Total||66.2 sq mi (171.4 km2)|
As of 2010, the town of Sabanilla had a population of 3,052. 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.
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.
Boletin del Archivo Histórico Diocesano. Vol 6, Septiembre 1997. San Cristóbal de las Casas.
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