Tuxtla Gutiérrez (tōsˈtlä gōtyārˈrās) [key] or Tuxtla, city (1990 pop. 289,626), capital of Chiapas state, SE Mexico, in the fertile Grijalva valley and at the foot of the Chiapas highlands. Agriculture and cattle raising are the chief occupations, and there is trade in timber. Tuxtla Gutiérrez's excellent communications facilities have made it the focal distribution point for the region's products. Near the city are the remarkable Maya ruins of Bonampak and Yaxchilán.
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