Sabanilla is a town and one of the 119 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

for the districts of Costa Rica see Sabanilla District, Alajuela and Sabanilla District, Montes de Oca .
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°17′N 92°33′W
Country Mexico
  Total66.2 sq mi (171.4 km2)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 25,187,[1] up from 21,156 as of 2005.[2] It covers an area of 171.4 km2.

As of 2010, the town of Sabanilla had a population of 3,052.[1] Other than the town of Sabanilla, the municipality had 77 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Los Naranjos (2,348), Moyos (1,945), El Calvario (1,262), Buenavista (1,229), Majastic (1,221), El Paraíso (1,081), and Cristóbal Colón (1,000), classified as rural.[1]


Sabanilla was founded in 1771 by 150 migrants from the surrounding villages of Moyos and Tila. They sent a letter to the Spanish King, Carlos III, signed by the only literate person, Matheo Diaz. The priest of Moyos approved the foundation of the settlement.


  1. "Sabanilla". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Sabanilla". 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 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2008.

Boletin del Archivo Histórico Diocesano. Vol 6, Septiembre 1997. San Cristóbal de las Casas.

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