Southwestern Mexico

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Southwestern Mexico (Spanish: Suroeste de México) is a region of Mexico, formed by the states of Chiapas,[1] Guerrero[2] and Oaxaca.[3]

Because of its population is mostly indigenous people,[4] these states are famous for the deep roots of their traditions, holidays, crafts and great food.[5] The area has some of the most beautiful colonial cities and towns of Mexico as Oaxaca and San Cristobal de las Casas, and also natural wonders such as Agua Azul waterfalls, Sumidero Canyon and the Árbol del Tule and impressive archaeological sites such as Toniná, Bonampak, Monte Alban, Yaxchilán and Palenque.


State Official Name

Estado Libre y Soberano de:

Flag Capital Largest city Area[6] Population (2010)[7] Order of Admission
to Federation
Date of Admission
to Federation
Chiapas Chiapas Flag of Chiapas.svg Tuxtla Gutiérrez Tuxtla Gutiérrez 07328973,289 km2 (28,297 sq mi) 47965804,796,580 1919 181912141824-09-14[8]
Guerrero Guerrero Flag of Guerrero.svg Chilpancingo
de los Bravo
Acapulco de Juárez 06362163,621 km2 (24,564 sq mi) 33887683,388,768 2121 181912141849-10-27[9]
Oaxaca Oaxaca Flag of Oaxaca.svg Oaxaca de Juárez Oaxaca de Juárez 09379393,793 km2 (36,214 sq mi) 38019623,801,962 033 181912141823-12-21[8]

Major cities[edit]

Major Cities of Chiapas
Tuxtla gutierrez web.jpg San Cristóbal de Las Casas 16.jpg ChiapadeCorzoFuenteColonial.jpg
Tuxtla Gutiérrez San Cristóbal de las Casas Tapachula Chiapa de Corzo
Major Cities of Guerrero
Acapulco-Hot-Icacos - TorreAca.JPG Mazatlán en Chilpancingo de los Bravo, México.JPG San Francisco de Asis.JPG View over Playa La Ropa.jpg
Acapulco de Juárez Chilpancingo de los Bravo Iguala de la Independencia Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Major Cities of Oaxaca
Santo Domingo de Guzman Convent.JPG Salina Cruz Bay.jpg
Oaxaca de Juárez Salina Cruz

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Miocene mollusks from the Simojovel area in Chiapas, southwestern Mexico." (PDF). Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Informacion General, Guerrero.". Explorando Mexico. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Oaxaca.". Explorando Mexico. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Oaxaca.". Turiguide. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "INEGI". 
  7. ^ Censo 2010
  8. ^ a b "Las Diputaciones Provinciales" (PDF) (in Spanish). p. 15. 
  9. ^ "Erección del Estado de Guerrero".