Huixtán

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Huixtán
Municipality
Huixtán, Chiapas.jpg
Municipality of Huixtán in Chiapas
Municipality of Huixtán in Chiapas
Huixtán is located in Mexico
Huixtán
Huixtán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°46′N 92°27′W / 16.767°N 92.450°W / 16.767; -92.450Coordinates: 16°46′N 92°27′W / 16.767°N 92.450°W / 16.767; -92.450
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
 • Total 70.0 sq mi (181.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,507
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Huixtán is a town and one of the 119 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. Huixtán in the Nahuatl language means "the place of the prickles."

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 21,507,[1] up from 18,630 as of 2005.[2] It covers an area of 181.3 km².


As of 2010, the town of Huixtán had a population of 1,716.[1] Other than the town of Huixtán, the municipality had 66 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Los Pozos (1,436), Lázaro Cárdenas (Chilil) (1,177), and Carmen Yalchuch (1,124), classified as rural.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Huixtán". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Huixtán". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved July 25, 2008.