Metapa, Chiapas

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Metapa
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Metapa
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 14°50′N92°11′W / 14.833°N 92.183°W / 14.833; -92.183 Coordinates: 14°50′N92°11′W / 14.833°N 92.183°W / 14.833; -92.183
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Chiapas
Area
  Total 39.3 sq mi (101.8 km2)
Population (2010)
  Total 5,033

Metapa (Metapa de Domínguez) is a town and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

Town settlement that is bigger than a village but smaller than a city


A town is a human settlement. Towns are generally larger than villages but smaller than cities, though the criteria to distinguish them vary considerably between different parts of the world.

Municipalities of Chiapas Wikimedia list article

Chiapas is a state in Southwest Mexico. According to the 2015 Mexican Intercensal Survey, it is the state that has the seventh largest population with 5,217,908 inhabitants and the 10th largest by land area spanning 73,560.47 square kilometres (28,401.86 sq mi). Chiapas is officially divided into 124 municipalities, although the establishment of municipal authorities in Belisario Domínguez has been suspended since 2015 pending the resolution of a territorial dispute between Chiapas and the neighbouring state of Oaxaca. A 125th municipality called Honduras de la Sierra, consisting of six ejidos currently part of Siltepec, will be incorporated on October 1, 2018.

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As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 5,033, [1] up from 4,794 as of 2005. [2] It covers an area of 101.8 km².

The municipality had 7 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) was: Metapa de Domínguez (2,610), classified as urban. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Metapa". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Metapa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Archived from the original on March 25, 2007. Retrieved August 1, 2008.