Yajalón is a city and one of the 119 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 17°10′N 92°20′W
Country Mexico
  Total62.7 sq mi (162.3 km2)

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 34,028,[1] up from 26,044 as of 2005.[2] It covers an area of 162.3 km².

As of 2010, the city of Yajalón had a population of 16,622.[1] Other than the city of Yajalón, the municipality had 247 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Amado Nervo (1,362), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1,151), classified as rural.[1]

Grolier Codex is believed to have been found in the Yajalon area. Carlson 2013


  1. "Yajalón". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. "Yajalón". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas. Retrieved August 18, 2008.

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