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Tapachula, Chiapas
Toun & Municipality
The location o Tapachula municipality in Chiapas
The location o Tapachula municipality in Chiapas
Tapachula, Chiapas is located in Mexico
Tapachula, Chiapas
Tapachula, Chiapas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 14°54′N 92°16′W / 14.900°N 92.267°W / 14.900; -92.267
Kintra Mexico
 • Toun & Municipality303 km2 (117 sq mi)
 • Toun & Municipality282,420
 • Metro

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 muckle Mayan an Nahua indigenous populations.

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