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Tapachula, Chiapas

Full nameTapachula, Chiapas
Settlement typeTown & Municipality
Total Area117 sq mi (303 km2)
Total Population282420 (2005)
Metro (pop.)189991

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Tapachula is a town and (municipality) with a hot, humid climate in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is located in southern part of the state on the Soconusco coastal plain, near the border with Guatemala, at 14.91° N 92.27° W. In the 2005 census the population of the municipality was 282,420 people, whereas the city of Tapachula had a population of 189,991 (more than two-thirds of the municipality's total). The city and the municipality both rank second in the state in population, behind Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

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