Maps, photos and statistics of Chakteal, a beautiful medium-sized town of 227 inhabitants of the State of Chiapas

The town of Chakteal belongs to the municipality of Chalchihuitán (State of Chiapas). There are 227 inhabitants and it is 1,387 meters altitude. The Magical Town of San Cristobal de las Casas is 63 minutes away by car (52 km). Of all the towns in the municipality, it occupies the number #9 in terms of number of inhabitants.

Last Update: 29.05.2024

Data: In Chakteal, there is a percentage of 100% of indigenous population and 36% of the households have a cell phone. Need more statistics on Chakteal? They are at the bottom of this page.

The town of Chakteal is located at 6.8 kilometers from Chiquinshulum, which is the most populated locality in the municipality, in the Southesast direction. In addition, it is located at 6.3 kilometers from Chalchihuitán, which is the capital of the municipality, in the North direction. If you browse our webpage, you will also find a map with the location of Chakteal.

#1 Where is Chakteal? How to go? Map

Map to know how to get to Chakteal (Chiapas) by road and with geographical references of the surrounding towns. With the controls you can zoom in and out to the position of Chakteal, which has the following symbol Map marker


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#2 The population of Chakteal (Chiapas) is 227 inhabitants

Population data in Chakteal
YearFemale InhabitantsMale inhabitantsTotal population
Evolution of the population in Chakteal: Total   Men   Women
Other demographic data in Chakteal:
Fertility rate (children per woman):2.557.50
Population coming from outside the State of Chiapas:0.00%0.00%
Illiterate population:14.98%14.54%
Illiterate population (men):3.08%7.50%
Illiterate population (women):11.89%21.61%
Schooling level:5.784.86
Schooling level (men):6.685.85
Schooling level (women):5.043.83
Indigenous culture data in Chakteal:
Percentage of indigenous population:100.00%100.00%
Percentage speaking an indigenous language:85.02%88.97%
Percentage who speak an indigenous language and do not speak Spanish:51.54%46.87%
Comparison of percentages of indigenous population in the town of Chakteal, 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 Chakteal:
Employed population over 12 years:21.15%28.07%
Employed population over 12 years (men):38.26%50.00%
Employed population over 12 years (women):3.57%6.03%
Number of inhabited private dwellings:5592
Homes with electricity:96.36%93.83%
Housing with piped water:21.82%9.88%
Dwellings with toilet or sanitary facilities:0.00%86.42%
Dwellings with radio:32.73%50.62%
Housing with television:23.64%34.57%
Housing with refrigerator:7.27%8.64%
Housing with washing machine:0.00%0.00%
Housing with automobile:10.91%0.00%
Households with personal computer, laptop or tablet:0.00%0.00%
Homes with landline telephone:0.00%0.00%
Dwellings with cellular phones:36.36%2.47%
Homes with Internet:0.00%0.00%
Comparison of percentages of single persons in Chakteal (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 Chakteal

Amazing satellite GPS maps of Chakteal, to see from space this beautiful village, as well as the surroundings of the municipality of Chalchihuitán. Get free live access to satellite views of 2024 of Chakteal.

#4 Hotels and Accommodation near Chakteal

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

#5 What to do in Chakteal

A weekend in Chakteal and looking for tourist attractions? Tourism in Chakteal and surroundings to find the best destinations.
Mountains in Chakteal for hiking and trails:
  • Zigurat (2180 meters): 5.2 km walk (80 minutes), heading Southwest.
  • Cerro Pacanám (1181 meters): 5.6 km walk (112 minutes), heading Northeast.
  • Cerro Jolquintuin (1431 meters): 6.8 km walk (89 minutes), heading Northwest.
  • Lanzahuítz (Cerro Zigurat) (2180 meters): 8.7 km walk (154 minutes), heading Southwest.
Magical Towns to visit when in Chakteal:Are you looking for charming villages in the surroundings of Chakteal?
  • Pat-be (193 inhabitants): Located 1 km to the Southeast (1 minutes by car)
  • Tzalumcuctic (188 inhabitants): Located 2 km to the West (3 minutes by car)
  • Canteal (100 inhabitants): Located 2 km to the South (3 minutes by car)
  • Chitik (251 inhabitants): Located 3 km to the Southwest (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 Chakteal (Chiapas)

We have compiled data on number of inhabitants of Chakteal by age and gender, to show you the following population pyramid of the town, from the year 2005. You can check how the percentages of children and adults are distributed, in addition to women and men. With this data you can analyze the demographic structure, and know if in Chakteal there is a generational replacement.

Population pyramid of Chakteal
Data of the age pyramid of the town Chakteal (inhabitants year 2020)
Age rangeNumber of womenNumber of menTotal population
Infants (0-5 years)162642
Youth (6-14 years)162339
Adults (15-59 years)7161132
Elderly (60+ years)9514

#7 Photos of Chakteal

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  2. Bejeltón (149 inhabitants)
  3. Buenavista (124 inhabitants)
  4. Canech (572 inhabitants)
  5. Esperanza (101 inhabitants)
  6. Jolik'Alum (400 inhabitants)
  7. Joveltic (471 inhabitants)
  8. N'Amtic (393 inhabitants)
  9. Pat-be (193 inhabitants)
  10. Pueblo Nuevo (20 inhabitants)
  11. Sisim (572 inhabitants)
  12. Tosho (321 inhabitants)
  13. Tulantic (215 inhabitants)
  14. Tzacucum (987 inhabitants)
  15. Yut Uk'Um (114 inhabitants)