Tapachula is a municipio (municipality) and city with a hot, humid climate in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is located in southern part of the state on the Soconusco coastal plain, near the border with Guatemala, at 14.91° N 92.27° W. In the 2005 census the population of the municipality was 282,420 people, whereas the city of Tapachula had a population of 189,991 (more than two-thirds of the municipality's total). The city and the municipality both rank second in the state in population, behind Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
The population mix is culturally diverse. From Native Americans and Mestizos, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, French and several others. The International Fair of Tapachula is celebrated during March with cattle agricultural and commercial exhibition.
(See image at this link for German presence in Tapachula.)
Important newspapers are the Tapachultecan "El Orbe" and the Soconuscan "El Diario del Sur"; radio can be received from both Mexico and Guatemala.
Important politicians, scientists, and artists were born in Tapachula, like Fray Matías de Córdova and Amparo Montes. During the history of the city several foreign cultures had influence in the rich history of the city. The Germans came during the coffee boom and created German villages and haciendas where their ancestors live today, and haciendas like: Hamburgo, Bremen, Germania, etc. still remind us of the first Saxons of the area. The Japanese and the Chinese also left a strong influence in Tapachula, in the cuisine and architecture. They came to construct railroads and were the first Asian immigrants in Latin America. Italian, French and other expats descendants still live along the Spanish, Mestizo and Indians of the region.
español:ahi vive el futbolista de la 4 division y de fuerzas basicas de jaguares Eduardo Coutiño Armientatalento de chiapas.
Puerto Madero is a former name of the current Puerto Chiapas.
RAINS WASH OUT FLOOD RELIEF IN MEXICO BAD WEATHER, ROADS CREATE `A GRAVE SITUATION' FOR RESCUE EFFORTS, PRESIDENT ZEDILLO SAYS.(News/ National/ International)
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