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Pijijiapan is a town and municipality in the Mexican state of Chiapas, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean about midway between the border with the state of Oaxaca and the international frontier with Guatemala.

Pijijiapan is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 15°41′N 93°13′W / 15.683°N 93.217°W / 15.683; -93.217
Country Mexico
 • Total858.4 sq mi (2,223.3 km2)
 • Total50,079

As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 50,079,[1] up from 46,949 as of 2005. It has a land area of 2,223.3 km².

As of 2010, the city of Pijijiapan had a population of 16,917.[1] Other than the city of Pijijiapan, the municipality had 1,305 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Las Brisas (1,718), San Isidro (1,626), Joaquín Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (1,617), Tamaulipas (Joaquín Amaro) (1,567), El Carmen (1,416), Hermenegildo Galeana (1,158), El Palmarcito (1,135), and La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (1,031), classified as rural.[1]

On 7 September 2017, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck the coast of Pijijiapan, with the epicenter placed at 87 km (54 miles) southwest of the town.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Pijijiapan". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ Pijijiapan, the Mexican town just in front of the 8.1 earthquake’s epicenter

Coordinates: 15°41′N 93°13′W / 15.683°N 93.217°W / 15.683; -93.217