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Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)

LC control no.n 79104298
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Geographic headingPalenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
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Geographic subdivision usageMexico--Palenque (Chiapas)
Variant(s)Palemke (Chiapas, Mexico)
Found inGEOnet, April 5, 2006 (native: Palenque; PPL; 17°31ʹ00ʺN 091°58ʹ00ʺW; several other places in Mexico with the same name)
Wikipedia, Feb. 21, 2013 (Palenque is a city and municipality located in the north of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. The city was named almost 200 years before the famous nearby Mayan ruins were discovered in the 18th century. The area has a significant indigenous population, mostly of the Ch'ol people, a Mayan descendent. The city is the only urban area in a municipality of over 600 communities and it is surrounded by rainforest. The Palenque archeological site is one of the most important tourist attractions for both the area and the state of Chiapas)
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