Bejucal de Ocampo

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Bejucal de Ocampo
Municipality
Municipality of Bejucal de Ocampo in Chiapas
Municipality of Bejucal de Ocampo in Chiapas
Bejucal de Ocampo is located in Mexico
Bejucal de Ocampo
Bejucal de Ocampo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°27′N 92°10′W / 15.450°N 92.167°W / 15.450; -92.167Coordinates: 15°27′N 92°10′W / 15.450°N 92.167°W / 15.450; -92.167
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 32 sq mi (82 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,623

Bejucal de Ocampo is a town and one of the 122 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 82 km². It was named in honor of Mexican lawyer Melchor Ocampo.[1]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 7,623,[2] up from 6,673 as of 2005.[3]

The municipality had 37 localities, none of which had a population over 1,000.[2]

It is the least-Catholic municipality in Mexico’s least-Catholic state, with only 19% of residents being Catholic, and most being Jehovah’s Witnesses or Baptists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bejucal de Ocampo". Chiapas State Government. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Bejucal de Ocampo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bejucal de Ocampo". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved July 25, 2008. 
  4. ^ “Religion in Mexico: Where angels fear to tread: Evangelicals are swooping on long-ignored regions”, The Economist, dated 24 March 2012.