|Toun & Municipality|
|• Toun & Municipality||117 sq mi (303 km2)|
|• Toun & Municipality||282,420|
Tapachula is a toun an municipality locatit in the far soothwast o the state o Chiapas in Mexico, near the Guatemalan border an the Pacific Ocean. It is ane o the maist important ceeties o Chiapas economically as the caipital o the agriculturally rich Soconusco region as well as port for trade atween Mexico an Central Americae. The aurie wis oreeginally inhabitit bi the Mame-Maya as a region unner the control o the Mame state o Xelaju but wis first establisht as a ceety bi the Aztecs in the 13t century. Maist o its economic importance haes come syne the late 19th century wi the establishment o coffee plantations. This agricultural production began a history o migration intae the aurie which continues tae this day an haes left the ceety wi a significant Asie an German cultural presence as well as lairge Mayan an Nahua indigenous populations.