Chenalhó is a town and one of the 119 municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 113 km².

Municipality of Chenalhó in Chiapas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°53′N 92°38′W
Country Mexico
  Total113 km2 (44 sq mi)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 36,111,[1] up from 27,331 as of 2005.[2]

As of 2010, the town of Chenalhó had a population of 3,143.[1] Other than the town of Chenalhó, the municipality had 123 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Tzeltal (2,068), Belisario Domínguez (1,526), Yibeljoj (1,286), Puebla (1,245), and Miguel Utrilla (Los Chorros) (1,113), classified as rural.[1]

The Acteal Massacre of 22 December 1997 occurred in the municipality of Chenalhó.


  1. "Chenalhó". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Chenalhó". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal / Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Archived from the original on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2008-07-25.

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