Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez
City & Municipality
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
View of the city from the northwest

Seal
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is located in Mexico
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 16°45′10″N 93°07′00″W / 16.75278°N 93.1166667°W / 16.75278; -93.1166667Coordinates: 16°45′10″N 93°07′00″W / 16.75278°N 93.1166667°W / 16.75278; -93.1166667
Country  Mexico
State Chiapas
Founded mid 16th century
Municipal Status 1915
Government
 • Municipal President Felipe Granda (interim)
Area
 • Municipality 412.40 km2 (159.23 sq mi)
Elevationof seat 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2005)Municipality
 • Municipality 503,320
 • Seat 490,455
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code (of seat) 29000
Area code(s) 961

Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtustla ɣuˈtjeres]) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is also considered the financial center of the state.

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