Arriaga Municipality

Arriaga Municipality is one of the 122 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 653.3 km2 (252.2 sq mi) and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the neighbouring state of Oaxaca, as well as by the Chiapas municipalities of Cintalapa, Jiquipilas, Villaflores and Tonalá.

Arriaga Municipality
Municipality of Arriaga in Chiapas
Arriaga Municipality
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°14′6″N 93°53′44″W
Country Mexico
  Total653.3 km2 (252.2 sq mi)
60 m (200 ft)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 40,042,[1] up from 34,032 in 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the city of Arriaga had a population of 24,447.[1] Other than the city of Arriaga, the municipality had 464 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Emiliano Zapata (3,353), classified as urban, and Azteca (La Punta) (1,829), La Gloria (1,801), La Línea (1,452), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1,172), classified as rural.[1]

The name of the city honours Ponciano Arriaga, the name given to it upon creation of the municipality on 28 May 1910. It was given city status on 1 December 1943.


  1. "Arriaga". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Arriaga". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. INAFED. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
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