Tuxtla Gutiérrez


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Tuxtla Gutiérrez

(to͞os`tlä go͞otyār`rās) or

Tuxtla,

city (1990 pop. 289,626), capital of ChiapasChiapas
, state (1990 pop. 3,210,496), 28,732 sq mi (74,416 sq km), SE Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean between Guatemala and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the capital.
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 state, SE Mexico, in the fertile Grijalva valley and at the foot of the Chiapas highlands. Agriculture and cattle raising are the chief occupations, and there is trade in timber. Tuxtla Gutiérrez's excellent communications facilities have made it the focal distribution point for the region's products. Near the city are the remarkable Maya ruins of BonampakBonampak
, ruined city of the Late Classic period of the Maya, close to Tuxtla, in Chiapas, S Mexico. Discovered in 1946, it consists of a group of temples, one of which is remarkable for a number of very well preserved frescoes, painted in bright, flat colors, depicting in
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 and Yaxchilán.
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Tuxtla Gutiérrez

 

a city in southeastern Mexico and the administrative center of the state of Chiapas. Population, 69,300 (1970). Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the commercial center of an agricultural region. The city has food-processing, woodworking, and leather enterprises.

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