Amatenango del Valle
|Amatenango del Valle|
Municipality of Amatenango del Valle in Chiapas
|Municipality created||11 November 1882|
|• Total||236 km2 (91 sq mi)|
As of 2010, the town of Amatenango del Valle had a population of 4,661, up from 3,351 as of 2005. Other than the town of Amatenango del Valle, the municipality had 60 localities, none of which had a population over 1,000.
The territory of the municipality was originally settled during the Classic Period of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica by a group of Tzeltal settlers. Their settlement, in 1486, was invaded by Aztec troops under Tiltototl. In 1528, following the Spanish Conquest, an encomienda was established in the area.
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