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Offeecial seal o Comitán
Comitan de Dominguez en Chiapas.svg
Comitán is locatit in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°15′0″N 92°08′0″W / 16.25000°N 92.13333°W / 16.25000; -92.13333
Kintra  Mexico
State Chiapas
Population (2010)
 • Toun & Municipality 141,013
 • Metro 97,537

Comitán (formally: Comitán de Domínguez, for Belisario Domínguez[1]) is the fowert-lairgest ceety in the Mexican state o Chiapas. It is the seat o govrenment o the municipality o the same name.

It is locatit in the east-central pairt o Chiapas, near the mairch wi Guatemala. In the 2005 census the population wis 83,571 fowk. Its municipality tot wis 121,263. The municipality haes an aurie o 1,043.30 km² (402.82 sq mi). Its lairgest ither commonty is the toun o Villahermosa Yalumá.

The oreeginal name gien bi the local Maya fowkes is Balún Canán ("Nine starns"). It wis later chyngit tae Comitán de las Flores an, in 1915, tae Comitán de Domínguez, efter Dr. Belisario Domínguez, who gae a memorable speech in Congress against the dictator Victoriano Huerta for which he wis murthert.

Comitán is a popular tourist destination an aw, maistly for Mexican naitionals, tho some foreign visitors can be seen an aw. The toun itsel is ane o the maist pleasant an pretty in Mexico, wi colonial airchitectur, narrow avenues, an clean streets. The climate is ceul maist o the year, an can get quite chilly frae October tae Mairch. The toun square is active amaist ivery nicht, wi live muisic, or some kynd o presentation/play (tho aften thay seem taeo be somewha evangelical). The main road (currently unner repairs) intae an oot o toun is plantit wi flouers an monuments tae mony o the states o Mexico.

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  1. Comitán de Domínguez Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México

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