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Las Margaritas
Las Margaritas is located in Mexico
Las Margaritas
Las Margaritas
Coordinates: 16°18′55″N 91°58′54″W / 16.31528°N 91.98167°W / 16.31528; -91.98167Coordinates: 16°18′55″N 91°58′54″W / 16.31528°N 91.98167°W / 16.31528; -91.98167
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Municipality Las Margaritas
Village status 9 December 1871
City status 24 March 1981
Area(municipality)
 • Total 5,307.8 km2 (2,049.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,521 m (4,990 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 111,484
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 30187
Area code(s) 963

Las Margaritas is a city, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The municipal seat is located some 25 km to the northeast of Comitán de Domínguez, while the municipality extends to the east as far as the border with Guatemala. Part of the Lagunas de Montebello National Park is in the municipality's territory.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 111,484,[1]

As of 2010, the city of Las Margaritas had a population of 20,786.[1] Other than the city of Las Margaritas, the municipality had 486 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Plan de Ayala (3,164), classified as urban, and Veinte de Noviembre (2,207), Jalisco (1,915), Yasha (1,862), Chiapas (1,808), Nuevo San Juan Chamula (El Pacayal) (1,684), Bajucú (1,665), Francisco I. Madero (1,626), Justo Sierra (San Francisco) (1,386), El Edén (1,283), Saltillo (1,222), El Vergel (1,177), Rafael Ramírez (1,075), Veracruz (1,062), Lomantán (1,034), and El Progreso (1,007), classified as rural.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality was created and the settlement given the status of a pueblo (village) on 9 December 1871, by Governor José Pantaleón Domínguez. On 24 March 1981, under Governor Juan Sabines Gutiérrez, the municipal seat was given city (ciudad) status.

In January 1994 it was one of the cities seized by the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) during their uprising. The village of La Realidad, headquarters of the EZLN military command, is located in the municipality.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Las Margaritas". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 

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La Jornada en linea

La Jornada en linea
Sun, 03 Jan 2016 18:43:22 -0800

Destruyen 18 plantíos de amapola en Las Margaritas, Chiapas. Por Elio Henríquez, corresponsal. dom, 03 ene 2016 20:42. 4.jpg. Jesús Hernández, comandante de la 39 zona militar con sede en Ocosingo, informó que es la primera vez que se hace un ...

La Jornada en linea

La Jornada en linea
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:26:15 -0700

San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chis. Las 17 familias tojolabales desplazadas desde el pasado 23 de febrero del poblado Primero de Agosto, municipio de Las Margaritas denunciaron que las autoridades del ejido Miguel Hidalgo reanudaron los “hostigarnos” ...
 
Revolución Tres Punto Cero
Mon, 26 Oct 2015 19:57:25 -0700

(26 de octubre, 2015).- Comitán, Chis. Funcionarios de primer nivel del Ayuntamiento de Las Margaritas, exigen que se investigue al regidor del PVEM, hermano del ex Presidente Municipal Manuel Culebro; hace pocos días el funcionario adquirió una ...

El Sol de Nayarit

El Sol de Nayarit
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:09:18 -0800

A su vez, el Gobierno de Jalisco informó que ya realiza gestiones para que las familias puedan regresar a sus hogares. Es de recordar que el pasado 15 de diciembre, siete familias del Ejido Gabriel Leyva Velázquez del Municipio de las Margaritas ...

SinEmbargo

SinEmbargo
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 19:13:40 -0800

... en parte, por qué algunos estados mexicanos se han vuelto hostiles a ellos. El pasado 15 de diciembre, siete familias del Ejido Gabriel Leyva Velázquez del Municipio de las Margaritas, Chiapas, fueron encarceladas luego de que se negaran a ...

Sipse.com

Sipse.com
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:48:02 -0700

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas.- Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda, secretario de Gobierno de Chiapas, informó que comuneros oaxaqueños irrumpieron violentamente en el municipio de Belisario Domínguez donde quemaron urnas y vandalizaron el edificio del ...

Worthy News

Worthy News
Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:41:15 -0800

According to International Christian Concern, the imprisonment comes on the heels of an ultimatum for Evangelicals to convert to Catholicism, leave the village, or face imprisonment by the village officials of Leyva Velazques in Las Margaritas, Chiapas.

Charisma News

Charisma News
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:03:30 -0800

The imprisonment comes as the culmination of an ultimatum that was given by local officials of Leyva Velazques, a municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas, to the local Evangelical community to convert to Catholicism, leave the village, or face prison.
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