is located on the south end of Mexico, it is bounded on the east by
Guatemala, on the north by Tabasco,
on the west by Veracruz
and to the southeast by the Pacific Ocean.
has a territorial extension of 4,415 km2 (1,704
mile2), and occupy the eighth place on Mexico,
and a population of approximately 3'920,892 inhabitants. It
has 260 km of littoral, facing it coast there is an exclusive
economic zone of 87.984 km2 (33,970 mile2).
name come from the Nahuatl compound word "CHIA" and "APAN"
(in the river), that is to say "Chia river".
this majestic state you can find all that is offered by the nature,
cut through by plentiful rivers, hills and volcanoes, and
impenetrable jungles. It has hundreds of lakes, waterfalls, as well
as an exceptional flora and fauna.
the enumerated list we have to add the petroleum, since, on this
state is produced a third part of the crude oil that is extracted in
also produce precious woods as the Mahogany and the Rosewood, that
are used to make good quality furnitures and beautiful carvings.
water of the huge dams Malpaso, Angostura and Chicoasen, is here
accumulated in dozen of rivers and lagoons.
we only mention some of the Chiapas
wonders, but visit them can take several weeks, so we recommend the
visitor to choose in advance the places you want to visit, depending
on available time and interest. Any way, a trip along these places
will be an unforgettable and enriching experience.
prevailing climate is the tropical Sudanese and the rainy mild with
rainfalls in summer. The north area of the central valley of Chiapas
is dry; and the south area is humid. It average temperature is of 20º
C., and the extreme maxim is 40º C., and extreme minimum is 0º C.