Candelaria (Chiapas)

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All the information about this town of 485 inhabitants of the State of Chiapas

The town of Candelaria (Chiapas) belongs to the municipality of La Independencia. There are 485 inhabitants and it is 1,118 meters altitude. Of all the towns in the municipality, it occupies the number #27 in terms of number of inhabitants.

Last Update: 29.05.2024

Data: In Candelaria, 26% of the population over 12 years is single and 18% of the households have Internet connection. More statistics at the bottom of this page.

The town of Candelaria is located at 40.3 kilometers from El Triunfo, which is the most populated locality in the municipality, in the East direction. In addition, it is located at 22.3 kilometers from La Independencia, which is the capital of the municipality, in the East direction. If you browse our webpage, you will also find a map with the location of Candelaria.

#1 Where is Candelaria? How to go? Map

What is the route to get to Candelaria (Chiapas)? Find out on this map the access to this town. With the zoom controls you can zoom in and out to the icon Map marker


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#2 The population of Candelaria (Chiapas) is 485 inhabitants

Population data in Candelaria (Chiapas)
YearFemale InhabitantsMale inhabitantsTotal population
Evolution of the population in Candelaria: Total   Men   Women
Other demographic data in Candelaria:
Fertility rate (children per woman):2.474.49
Population coming from outside the State of Chiapas:0.62%0.27%
Illiterate population:8.25%11.41%
Illiterate population (men):2.68%4.49%
Illiterate population (women):5.57%17.89%
Schooling level:5.634.70
Schooling level (men):6.125.38
Schooling level (women):5.24.12
Indigenous culture data in Candelaria:
Percentage of indigenous population:1.44%1.09%
Percentage speaking an indigenous language:0.21%0.27%
Percentage who speak an indigenous language and do not speak Spanish:0.00%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of indigenous population in the town of Candelaria, compared with its municipality, with the percentage in the State of Chiapas, and in the country as a whole.

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Unemployment, economy and dwelling data in Candelaria:
Employed population over 12 years:63.92%32.34%
Employed population over 12 years (men):64.53%60.67%
Employed population over 12 years (women):63.35%5.79%
Number of inhabited private dwellings:9174
Homes with electricity:100.00%95.71%
Housing with piped water:96.70%94.29%
Dwellings with toilet or sanitary facilities:41.76%97.14%
Dwellings with radio:43.96%34.29%
Housing with television:52.75%55.71%
Housing with refrigerator:25.27%34.29%
Housing with washing machine:19.78%21.43%
Housing with automobile:9.89%15.71%
Households with personal computer, laptop or tablet:1.10%0.00%
Homes with landline telephone:1.10%8.57%
Dwellings with cellular phones:23.08%1.43%
Homes with Internet:17.58%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of single persons in Candelaria (over 12 years), comparing the same percentage with the municipality, with the State of Chiapas, and with the total for the country.

#3 Satellite photo of Candelaria

With the satellite map of Candelaria will I be able to look for my location? Yes, access the map, zoom in and see the surroundings of this town and the municipality of La Independencia. Get free live access to satellite views of 2024 of Candelaria.

#4 Hotels and Accommodation near Candelaria

Do you want to stay in Candelaria? We don't have any hotel registered in this town, but you can check in this list of the closest accommodations to Candelaria:

#5 What to do in Candelaria

A weekend in Candelaria and looking for tourist attractions? Tourism in Candelaria and surroundings to find the best destinations.
The best mountains in Candelaria for excursions and outdoor activities:
  • Cerro La Tembladera (1380 meters): 3.5 km walk (52 minutes), heading Southeast.
  • Cerro Bola (1127 meters): 13.1 km walk (230 minutes), heading East.
  • Cerro Potrero Valles (1781 meters): 12.5 km walk (197 minutes), heading West.
  • Cerro El Campanario (1059 meters): 13.7 km walk (250 minutes), heading East.
Are you looking for charming villages in the surroundings of Candelaria?
  • Nueva Aurora (313 inhabitants): Located 1 km to the Southwest (1 minutes by car)
  • Tierra y Libertad (661 inhabitants): Located 2 km to the South (2 minutes by car)
  • Badenia (481 inhabitants): Located 3 km to the Northwest (4 minutes by car)
  • Rosario la Montaña (384 inhabitants): Located 4 km to the West (4 minutes by car)
This information is based on geographical data. Distances may vary depending on terrain, driving style or walking conditions..

#6 Population pyramid of Candelaria (Chiapas)

In Candelaria there is a very characteristic age structure of the population, which you can see in the following population pyramid, with data from 2005. After analyzing the demographic data of Candelaria, separated by men and women, and also by age groups, we can analyze what the future of the population in this town will be like.

Population pyramid of Candelaria
Data of the age pyramid of the town Candelaria (inhabitants year 2020)
Age rangeNumber of womenNumber of menTotal population
Infants (0-5 years)444286
Youth (6-14 years)434891
Adults (15-59 years)154130284
Elderly (60+ years)101424

#7 Photos of Candelaria

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#11 Other towns in the Municipality of La Independencia

  1. Badenia (481 inhabitants)
  2. Chentón (512 inhabitants)
  3. Concepción (438 inhabitants)
  4. El Calvario (338 inhabitants)
  5. El Divisorio (220 inhabitants)
  6. El Mirador (73 inhabitants)
  7. El Porvenir (177 inhabitants)
  8. El Rosario (541 inhabitants)
  9. Los Ángeles (8 inhabitants)
  10. Nueva Esperanza (35 inhabitants)
  11. Río Blanco (1515 inhabitants)
  12. San Jacinto (36 inhabitants)
  13. San José Liquidámbar (2 inhabitants)
  14. San Juan (27 inhabitants)
  15. Campo Alegre (6 inhabitants)