Comitán de Dominguez, Chiapas

Comitán de Dominguez Map 1Comitán de Dominguez, Chiapas

COMITAN CEO“The town is active and authentic Mayan. Lots of plants and flowers. Museums and cultural exhibits. Music. Plays/ A wonderful spot to visit.”

Dorothy Bell

Name: Originally called Balún Canán meaning “Nine Stars. The Aztecs changed the name to “Comitlan”, derived from the Nahuatl which means “Place of potters”

It was then named Comitán de Flores and later changed again in 1915 to Comitán de Domínguez, after native son Dr. Belisario Dominguez. Dominguez. Was assassinated because he criticized Dictaotr Huerta in congress.

Location: Located near to the Guatemalan border in East central Chiapas.

Weather: Subtropical highland climate moderated by altitude. Humid and warm/cool year round. May to October is the rainy season



January Average Highs 23C (74.5F) Lows 8.7C (47.7F)

July Average Highs 25.3C (76.6F) Lows 12.6C (54.7F)

Population: 142,000

Elevation: 1,670 meters (5,500 feet) above sea leve

Founded: Founded by the zeltal eoples and then subjugated by Aztec warriors in 1486

Medical: Hospital, doctors, dentist




Getting there:

From Tuxtla drive East on the 190D to San Cristobal. Then continue on Highway



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Comitán de Dominguez Map 2


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