Amatenango del Valle

Amatenango del Valle is a town and one of the 122 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 236 km2 (91 sq mi).

Amatenango del Valle
Municipality of Amatenango del Valle in Chiapas
Amatenango del Valle
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°32′N 92°26′W
SettledPre-Hispanic period
Municipality created11 November 1882
  Total236 km2 (91 sq mi)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 8,728,[1] up from 6,559 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the town of Amatenango del Valle had a population of 4,661,[1] up from 3,351 as of 2005.[2] Other than the town of Amatenango del Valle, the municipality had 60 localities, none of which had a population over 1,000.[1]


The territory of the municipality was originally settled during the Classic Period of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica by a group of Tzeltal settlers. Their settlement, in 1486, was invaded by Aztec troops under Tiltototl. In 1528, following the Spanish Conquest, an encomienda was established in the area.


  1. "Amatenango del Valle". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Amatenango del Valle". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. INAFED. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved July 25, 2008.

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