Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chiapas, a state of Mexico, on the Pacific, with Guatemala on the S.E., covers an area of over 16,000 square miles. Comprising a portion of the tableland of Central America its climate is to that extent wholesome, but in the lower regions is hot and sickly. Maize, sugar, cacao, and cotton are produced, but immense forests still cover the most part. Its capital is San Cristoval, and its chief rivers, Usumasinta, Tabasco, and Rio Chiapas.