Chiapas(redirected from Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas)
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A state of extreme southeast Mexico adjoining the Guatemalan border. Largely rural and underdeveloped, in the 1990s Chiapas became the site of a popular uprising against Mexico's federal government.
(Placename) a state of S Mexico: mountainous and forested; Maya ruins in the northeast; rich mineral resources. Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Pop: 3 920 515 (2000). Area: 73 887 sq km (28 816 sq miles)
a state in S Mexico. 3,584,786; 28,732 sq. mi. (74,415 sq. km). Cap.: Tuxtla Gutiérrez.