Amatenango de la Frontera

Amatenango de la Frontera is a town and one of the 122 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 171.4 km² and is a part of Mexico's border with Guatemala.

Amatenango de la Frontera
Municipality of Amatenango de la Frontera in Chiapas
Amatenango de la Frontera
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°26′N 92°7′W
Country Mexico
Settledmid-17th century
  Total171.4 km2 (66.2 sq mi)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 29,547,[1] up from 26,094 as of 2005.[2]

The municipality had 123 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: El Pacayal (3,045), classified as urban, and Potrerillo (2,062), Nuevo Amatenango (1,594), Guadalupe Victoria (1,541), and Nueva Morelia (1,032), classified as rural.[1]


  1. "Amatenango de la Frontera". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Amatenango de la Frontera". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. INAFED. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
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