Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas

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Ciudad Hidalgo

(formerly: Mariscal; Mariscal Suchiate; Suchiate)
Municipality of Suchiate in Chiapas
Municipality of Suchiate in Chiapas
Ciudad Hidalgo is located in Mexico
Ciudad Hidalgo
Ciudad Hidalgo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 14°40′45″N 92°08′59″W / 14.67917°N 92.14972°W / 14.67917; -92.14972Coordinates: 14°40′45″N 92°08′59″W / 14.67917°N 92.14972°W / 14.67917; -92.14972
Country Mexico
Village status4 July 1925
City status24 July 1952
20 m (70 ft)
 • Total14,606
Postal code
Area code(s)962

Ciudad Hidalgo is a city in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Suchiate which is the southernmost in Mexico. In the 2010 INEGI Census, it reported a population of 14,606 inhabitants.[1]

It is the main crossing point on the international border with Guatemala. The Puente Rodolfo Robles [2] over the Río Suchiate joins it with the Guatemalan city of Ciudad Tecún Umán in the municipality of Ayutla, San Marcos department. There is also a railway bridge.


Ciudad Hidalgo was founded in 1882 by a group of settlers from Ayutla, San Marcos, who did not wish to remain on the Guatemalan side of the border following adoption of the border treaty of 27 September 1882 between the nations. The new settlement arose on what had been a hacienda called Los Cerros; it was known as either Suchiate, after the Río Suchiate, or Ignacio Mariscal, after a local landowner. On 4 July 1925 Suchiate was given village (pueblo) status and the municipality of Suchiate was formed. On 24 July 1952, under Governor Francisco J. Grajales, the town of Suchiate was given city status and its name changed to Ciudad Hidalgo, in honour of Fr. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.[3]

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  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived May 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Dr. Rodolpho Robles Bridge
  3. ^ INAFED. "Suchiate". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-11-02.