Tuxtla, Chiapas

What is Tuxtla, Chiapas known for?


low crime


modern commercial

, 2000 publisher Mexconnect newsletter issn 1028-9089 accessdate May 29, 2011 The city has wide busy avenues, filled with cars, taxis, busses and more. Shopping ranges from modern commercial plazas and malls to popular markets (Popular fixed markets in Mexico) and open air tianguis. In 2011, the city was the first in Mexico to be certified as a "safe city" by the federal government and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm due to its very low crime rate, crime prevention programs and other factors. Category:Capitals of states of Mexico Category:Populated places established in the 1480s Category:1486 establishments Category:1486 in Mexico * (Category:Populated places in Chiapas) Category:Municipalities of Chiapas


important local

as many rural people moved into the area as a consequesnce of the Zapatista rebellion. This has added languages such as Tzotzil (Tzotzil language), Tzeltal (Tzeltal language), Zapotec (Zapotec languages) and Ch'ol (Ch'ol language) to the native Zoque (Zoque languages). Culture and gastronomy thumb left Pepita con tasajo (File:PepitacnTasajoCorzo.jpg) thumb right Serving pozol (File:CloseServingPozol.jpg) The two most important local celebrations are the Feria de Saint Mark and the Feria Chiapas. The Feria de San Marcos (Saint Mark's Fair) occurs each April in the center of the city, honoring the patron saint of Mark the Evangelist. It includes offerings, fireworks in frames called "castillos" (castles) and pilgrimages for four days starting on the 25th. The Feria Chiapas includes bullfights, horse racing, cockfights (cockfighting) and exhibitions of the many products of the state, including crafts, manufactured goods and agricultural products. It is held on the next to last Sunday of November through the first Sunday of December. Reflecting the area's Zoque heritage is the Zoque Carnival and a ritual called the "lowering of the virgins" which occurs in Copoya. Other important celebrations in the municipality include the San Roque, San Jacinto, San Pascualito, San Francisco, Santo Domingo and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Much of the cuisine of the municipality reflects that of the rest of the state and includes pictes (a sweet corn tamale), la chispota (beef with chickpeas and cabbage), niguijuti (pork with mole sauce (mole (sauce))), sopa de pan (bread with broth and vegetables), cochito (pork in adobo sauce), chanfaina (lamb innards with rice), a legume called patashete, and traditional Chiapas tamales made with chipilín. Local drinks include pozol, taxcalate, agua de chía tashiagual and pinole. Some local specialties include carnes parrilladas (grilled meat platter), carne molida tartars (spicy ground meat "cooked" with lime juice with onions, tomatoes and cilantro). Category:Capitals of states of Mexico Category:Populated places established in the 1480s Category:1486 establishments Category:1486 in Mexico * (Category:Populated places in Chiapas) Category:Municipalities of Chiapas


Chiapas

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'''Tuxtla''' ( ) is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican (Mexico) southeast state of Chiapas. It is the only metropolitan area and the most developed, populated and therefore the state's most important municipality. A busy government, commercial and services-oriented city, Tuxtla (as it's commonly known) had one of the fastest growing rates in Mexico


collection covers

;chiapasgob" The building was constructed in modern style between 1979 and 1982, designed by architect Juan Miramontes Nájera. This design received first prize at the Third Biennial Architecture Contest in Bulgaria in 1985. Its permanent collection covers the history of the state and is divided into two halls: one for archeology and the other for history starting from the Spanish conquest (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) . ref name "


modern style

;chiapasgob" The building was constructed in modern style between 1979 and 1982, designed by architect Juan Miramontes Nájera. This design received first prize at the Third Biennial Architecture Contest in Bulgaria in 1985. Its permanent collection covers the history of the state and is divided into two halls: one for archeology and the other for history starting from the Spanish conquest (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) . ref name "


big red

;chiapasgob" The Chiapas Museum of Science and Technology is an interactive museum for children and adults demonstrating advances in modern times in three halls: Earth and Universe, Life and Humans, and Communications and Tools. The Mercado de los Ancianos is a large traditional market southeast of the center of the city near the zoo. It offers fresh flowers, meat, seafood, clothes, household goods and more. It has an outdoor café under a big red tent, and serves its dishes prepared from the items available in the market. These include shrimp dishes, chicken, fried whole fish, carne asada (grilled beef) and tacos. The Instituto de las Artesanias y Productos de Chiapas (Institute of Handcrafts and Products of Chiapas), also called the Casa de Artesanías, opened in 1980, Instituto Casa Chiapas - Antecedentes (Spanish) is a large purple building on the main boulevard of the city, run by the government to promote the state's traditional products. These include the best of Chiapas handcrafts including textiles, clothing, toys, ceramics and wood sculptures as well as genuine amber jewelry. It also contains an Ethnographic Museum which shows scenes representing the lifestyles of the various indigenous groups of Chiapas with dioramas of rural villages and how crafts are made. There are also mannequins displaying indigenous dress. It also sells coffee and regional candies from the state. In his time, was a great museum that stored the largest collection of photos, crafts and recreations of life of native villages in the depths of the state, but was almost entirely consumed by fire in 2001. El Universal - - Consume incendio Casa de las Artesanías de Chiapas (Spanish) The Casa de la Cultura of the city is located at Avenida 1a Ponente Norte. Category:Capitals of states of Mexico Category:Populated places established in the 1480s Category:1486 establishments Category:1486 in Mexico * (Category:Populated places in Chiapas) Category:Municipalities of Chiapas


large traditional

;chiapasgob" The Chiapas Museum of Science and Technology is an interactive museum for children and adults demonstrating advances in modern times in three halls: Earth and Universe, Life and Humans, and Communications and Tools. The Mercado de los Ancianos is a large traditional market southeast of the center of the city near the zoo. It offers fresh flowers, meat, seafood, clothes, household goods and more. It has an outdoor café under a big red tent


major event

date April 4, 2011 page 3 language Spanish trans_title Interjet and Chiapas write aviation history Sports Each major event held in the city is estimated to bring in about 40 million pesos of business. Category:Capitals of states of Mexico Category:Populated places established in the 1480s Category:1486 establishments Category:1486 in Mexico * (Category:Populated places in Chiapas) Category:Municipalities of Chiapas


manufacturing construction

, manufacturing, construction and transportation. Just over two percent of the municipality's population is dedicated to agriculture, livestock and forestry compared to 26.14 of the region and 47.25% of the state. Economic activities include commerce and the agricultural production of corn, beans, fruit, dairy cattle and domestic fowl. In the downtown, the west, and some parts of the east

Tuxtla, Chiapas

'''Tuxtla''' ( ) is the capital and the largest city of the Mexican (Mexico) southeast state of Chiapas. It is the only metropolitan area and the most developed, populated and therefore the state's most important municipality. A busy government, commercial and services-oriented city, Tuxtla (as it's commonly known) had one of the fastest growing rates in Mexico in the last 40 years. Unlike many other areas of Chiapas, it is not a tourist attraction, but a transportation hub for tourists coming into the state, with a major airport and a bus terminal.

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