Chiapas (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈtʃjapas]), offeecially Free an Sovereign State o Chiapas (Spaingie: Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas), is ane o the 31 states that, wi the Federal Destrict, comprise the 32 Federal Entities o Mexico. It is dividit in 118 municipalities an its caipital ceety is Tuxtla Gutierrez. Ither important ceeties in Chiapas include San Cristóbal de las Casas, Comitán, an Tapachula. Locatit in Soothwastren Mexico, it is the soothmaist State o Mexico. It is bordered bi the states o Tabasco tae the north, Veracruz tae the northwast an Oaxaca tae the wast. Tae the east Chiapas borders Guatemala, an tae the sooth the Paceefic Ocean.

Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas
Banner o Chiapas
Offeecial seal o Chiapas
Anthem: Himno a Chiapas
State o Chiapas athin Mexico
State o Chiapas athin Mexico
Coordinates: 16°24′36″N 92°24′31″W / 16.41000°N 92.40861°W / 16.41000; -92.40861
CaipitalTuxtla Gutiérrez
Lairgest CeetyTuxtla Gutiérrez
Admission14 September 1824[1]
 • GovrenorJuan Sabines Guerrero PRD
 • Senators[2]Manuel Velasco PVEM
María Elena Orantes PRI
Rubén Velázquez PRD
 • Deputies[3]
 • Total73,289 km2 (28,297 sq mi)
 Rankit 10t
Highest elevation4,080 m (13,390 ft)
 • Tot4,796,580
 • Rank7t
 • Density65/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Density rank15t
Demonym(s)Chiapaneco (a)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Postal code
29 – 30
Aurie code
ISO 3166 codeMX-CHP
HDIIncrease 0.739 Medium Rankit 32nt
GDPUS$ 11,957,977.89 th[b]
WabsteidOffeecial Wab Steid
^ a. By the will of the people of Chiapas expressed by direct vote for incorporation into the Federation.
^ b. The state's GDP wis 153,062,117 thoosan o pesos in 2008,[7] amoont correspondin tae 11,957,977.89 million o dollars, being a dollar wirth 12.80 pesos (value o 3 Juin 2010).[8]

Chiapas is hame tae the auncient Mayan ruins o Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, an Chinkultic. It is hame tae ane o the lairgest indigenous populations in the kintra wi twal federally recognizit ethnicities an aw. Hintle o the state’s history is centred on the subjugation o thir fowks wi occasional rebellions. The last o thir rebellions wis the 1994 Zapatista uprisin, which succeedit in obtainin new richts for indigenous fowk but dividit hintle o the indigenous fowks o the state an aw.


  1. "La diputación provincial y el federalismo mexicano" (in Spanish).CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Senadores por Chiapas LXI Legislatura". Senado de la Republica. Retrieved October 21, 2010.
  3. "Listado de Diputados por Grupo Parlamentario del Estado de Chiapas". Camara de Diputados. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  4. "Resumen". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  5. "Relieve". Cuentame INEGI. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  6. "Mexico en Cifras". INEGI. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  7. "Chiapas". 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  8. "Reporte: Jueves 3 de Junio del 2010. Cierre del peso mexicano". Retrieved August 10, 2010.

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