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Chiapas Travel Guide, Mexico

Chiapas is famous for friendly inhabitants, its culture, and the magic of its surroundings. Same is the reason why Chiapas is considered to be one of the most happening places in the country of Mexico. One should note that Chiapas is actually a state which has many towns and cities within it. The capital for the state of Chiapas is Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Some important cities which are part of Chiapas State are Comitán, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Tapachula.

Due to geographical reason the state of Chiapas has been divided into 5 different zones. These zones are the highlands (which is the center where the major population of Chiapas has lived since ages), the rainforest (which are slowly dying down due to the ever increasing population in the state of Chiapas), the Sierra Madre de Chiapas (this area is famous for its rich soil along with the chain of volcanoes and occasional earthquakes which keep shocking the region), the central valley (this is the hub for Chiapas where almost all the hydro electric plants for the state are located), and Soconusco (this region has been famous for its agricultural excellence and it regularly produces products like coffee, cacao, rice, sugarcane, plantains, and maize on a large scale).

The state of Chiapas is spread over an area of 74000 square kilometers and has a population of over 4 million inhabitants as per the census of year 2005. Around 75 percent of this population uses Spanish as their mother tongue although almost 55 percent of the locals are Mestizos. The interesting fact to note is that only 3 percent of this huge population is actually Mexican. And another major fact is that this tiny 3 percent of locals produce over 55 percent of hydroelectric power for Mexico, around 15 percent of Maize for Mexico, around 15 percent of gas, and 5 percent each of timber, beans, and oil. This reflects the dedication of Mexicans towards work.

The state of Chiapas is considered to be one of those rare places on this planet that has been gifted with almost all kinds of natural beauties. The rich flora and fauna, lush green forests, beautiful rivers with clean waters, and multiple endangered species have made the state of Chiapas a must visit place for all in any case.

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