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Skyline of Chamula
Chamula is locatit in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°47′N 92°41′W / 16.783°N 92.683°W / 16.783; -92.683
Kintra  Mexico
State Chiapas
Population (2005)
 • Tot 55,600

San Juan Chamula is a municipio (municipality) an tounship in the Mexican state o Chiapas, wi ower 50,000 inhabitants. It is situatit some 10 km (6.2 mi) frae San Cristóbal de las Casas.[1]

Chamula is locatit in the Chiapas hielands, at an altitude o 2,200 metres (7,200 feet), inhabitit bi the indigenous Tzotzil Maya fowk, whose Tzotzil leid is ane o the Mayan leids.

The toun enjoys unique autonomous status athin Mexico. Nae ootside polis or militar are alloued in the veelage. Chamulas hae their awn polis force.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Noble, John (2006). Mexico. 10 (10 ed.). Lonely Planet guidebooks. p. 826. ISBN 1-74059-744-3.